Clean energy for queensland

Neoen Australia

We own and operate SA’s big battery

Sharing Benefits

Making a difference in local communities

OVERVIEW

The Western Downs Green Power Hub is a large solar farm project under construction.

At a size of 460 MW of installed solar panels once built, it will be Australia’s largest operating solar farm. The site also holds up to 150MW battery energy storage potential.

The 200 MW battery which will be located next to the solar farm is in advanced stage of development

SOLAR

Solar farms are quiet, with the same solar panels you would place on your roof – there are just more of them.

BATTERY

Battery storage allows us to store the wind and solar energy and provide it to the grid whenever it’s needed.

LOCATION

The project is located 22km south-east of Chinchilla in the Western Downs Region, in close proximity to a transmission line and less than 6kms from Queensland Powerlink’s Western Downs Sub-station.

BENEFITS

FOR LOCAL FARMERS

Significant income paid
to local land owners plus up to 10 ongoing jobs

For the climate

Producing more than
1,080 GWh of renewable energy per year

For your community

Up to $100,000 per year
funding for local community initiatives and projects

PROJECT LIFECYCLE

NEWS

Stringing of Powerline

Stringing of Powerline

Powerlink, the Transmission Network Service Provider, has completed the stringing of the high voltage transmission line which will connect Western Downs to the electricity grid. A helicopter was used to string the line to newly-built transmission towers and our...

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Construction Update: April, May, June

Construction Update: April, May, June

Construction continues to ramp up on site on multiple work fronts. Underground cable installation across site is ongoing with over 90km of medium voltage (33kV) AC trenches laid with cable across the site; Over 40% of piles have been installed and the PV tracking...

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Construction Update: March

Construction Update: March

Construction on site has ramped up with works progressing on multiple work fronts. Upgrade works to 16 Mile Hall Road have been completed and the site office has now been fully established. Civil and fencing works continue throughout the site and the construction of...

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Eddie Rover, Neighbour
Numurkah Solar Farm in Victoria

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Neoen produce affordable reliable electricity from natural renewable sources such as the sun and wind.

With 12 years’ experience behind us, our technologies are tried, tested and proven. Our South Australian Big Battery has been keeping the lights on in SA since 2017, and saved consumers over $116 million in 2019 alone !

We own and operate all of the projects we build (rather than developing them to be sold) and as long-term neighbours we are committed to sharing the benefits with surrounding communities.

This dedication to community and environment has made us a renewable energy developer of choice across Australia.