Elecnor is awarded the largest hybrid solar and battery project in Australia


GO ECO GREEN21. The Spanish infrastructure, energy, services and telecommunications group Elecnor, through its subsidiary Elecnor Australia, has been awarded the turnkey EPC contract for the first phase of the New England Solar Farm solar hybrid project, which entails the start-up of 520 MW of the total 720 MW (peak power capacity). In parallel, the study of the initial 50 MWh of the potential 400 MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) will be started. The solar complex will be located on the outskirts of the town of Uralla in New South Wales, Australia.

This is Australia’s largest hybrid solar and battery project, and is funded by UPCAC Australia, a joint venture between UPC Renewables and AC Energy, a subsidiary of Ayala Corporation in the Philippines. At the peak of its construction, it will generate up to 700 jobs. A report carried by Energía Limpia XXI magazine states that under the…

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