The Darlington Point Solar Farm is a 333.0 MW DC single-axis tracking project located approximately 10km south of the town of Darlington Point in the Murrumbidgee shire of western-NSW and on 1,993 acres of former grazing land adjacent to TransGrid’s Darlington Point substation at Donald Ross Drive.
The Darlington Point Solar Farm is jointly owned by Octopus Investments and Edify Energy and has an approximate capital cost of $450m. A power purchase agreement has been entered into with Delta Electricity for the supply of 150 MW of renewable energy
The NSW Department of Planning and Environment granted the Development Consent for Darlington Point Solar Farm on 7 December 2018. A copy of the Planning Approvals and related documents can be found here.
A turnkey Engineering, Procurement and Construction contract has been awarded to a consortium of Signal Energy and Canadian Solar, and the latter will also provide Operations and Maintenance Services under Edify Energy’s overall Asset Management.
Community, feedback and contacts
A job fair and community forum was held in Darlington Point in late-February, details can be found here.
Community Feedback and Complaints
Community feedback and complaints can be made to the following contact details.
Phone: Chris Stewart (Safety, Health, Environment and Construction Manager): +61 448 611 785 Bevan Cassels (Construction Manager): +61 448 338 807
A copy of the current feedback and complaints register can be found here.
EIS and Statutory Approvals
Full details of current statutory approvals and the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and all associated appendices can be located at the NSW Planning Portal website at the following link: https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/major-projects/project/5266
The main report of the project EIS is also attached here.
Copies of audit reports and response to audit reports are as per follows and attached:
– Darlington Point Solar Farm Independent Environmental Audit – September 2019
– Darlington Point Solar Farm Independent Environmental Audit 2019 – Department of Planning, Industry & Environment Response
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