The proposed Darlington Point Solar Farm (DPSF) site is located approximately 10km south of the town of Darlington Point in western-NSW, on land adjacent to TransGrid’s Darlington Point substation at Donald Ross Drive.
Proximity to the transmission system, excellent solar irradiance and the flat, open terrain make this location ideal for solar photovoltaic (pv) electricity generation. The chosen site, which has historically been used for grazing, has the potential to accommodate a large-scale solar farm of up to 275MW. Provision will also be made to allow for the installation of battery storage technology at a later date.
On 7 December 2018, the NSW Department of Planning and Environment granted the Development Consent for DPSF in accordance with the State Significant Development process. You can access details of the Development Consent and associated documents here.
The DPSF project has also been deemed to be “Not a Controlled Action” under the EPBC Act by the Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Energy.
We have consulted extensively within the local community and we are very grateful for the support we have received from the land owners, neighbours and Murrumbidgee Council to date. We will continue to engage in the community as the project progresses.
We are now working closely with TransGrid and AEMO to finalise the electrical connection to the Darlington Point substation with a view to commencing construction early in 2019.
For further information on Edify Energy and the DPSF project, please download a fact sheet and don’t hesitate to contact us.