The largest solar farm connected to the National Electricity Market, Darlington Point is jointly owned by Edify and Fern Trading Development Limited (whose interest is managed by Octopus Investments). The project was developed and is managed by Edify.
Located approximately 10km south of the town of Darlington Point in the Murrumbidgee shire of western-NSW, the solar farm sits on 1,993 acres of former grazing land.
The farm has a power purchase agreement with Delta Electricity to supply 150 MW of renewable energy.
The Darlington Point Solar Farm contains nearly 1 million solar panels spread over 1,000Ha and will provide cheap, clean green energy to over 110,000 homes.
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
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