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 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.
Edify Energy has lodged its formal planning application to the NSW Department of Planning & Environment in accordance with the State Significant Development (SSD) process. We are presently awaiting the Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) before commencing detailed environmental, ecological, and heritage assessments for inclusion within an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
The DPSF project has been deemed to be “Not a Controlled Action” under the EPBC Act by the Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Energy.
We have also commenced consultation with 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 undertake consultation in the community as the project progresses.
In parallel with the planning application, we are also working closely with TransGrid to finalise the electrical connection to the Darlington Point substation.
For further information on Edify Energy and the DPSF project, please download a fact sheet and don’t hesitate to contact us.