Carnegie Clean Energy acquires 10 MW farm and 10 MWh battery site in Western Australia
March 15, 2018 By Editor
The site is the Kemerton Solar Farm site, and is located in the Ancillary Industry Area of the Kemertton Strategic Industrial Area, located around 17 km north east of Bunbury in Western Australia’s South West Region.
The site acquisition is Carnegie’s second early-stage project development, with the company having also recently negotiated a 100 MW solar PV and 20 MWh battery site at the Mungari Solar Farm south-west of Kalgoorlie.
Carnegie announced last week that the Western Australian Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation, in collaboration with LandCorp, awarded it an in-principle approval to negotiate a 25ha lease to build, own and operate the farm within the Ancillary Industry Area of the Kemerton Strategic Industrial Area.
“Carnegie has a strong track record of developing greenfield sites into shovel ready renewable projects rapidly and responsibly, most recently with its Northam Solar Farm.” commented Carnegie MD Michael Ottaviano. “Carnegie is pleased to be able to support LandCorp’s commitment to sustainability through the integration of renewable energy into regional development at the Kemerton Strategic Industrial Area.”
Furthermore, a $3 million grant was awarded to the firm by the South Australia state government last month to build a 2 MW and 500 kWh battery storage installation that will allow a renewable-based micro-grid to proliferate on the old General Motors Holden site in Elizabeth. The latter will work in combination with a rooftop solar of 3 MW, which has the potential to be expanded to 10-15 MW.
In November, Carnegie reported that it was readying to break ground on its 10 MW Northam Solar Project. Once complete, it will be WA’s first merchant PV plant.