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Forest Glen Solar Farm

Project overview

  • Utility scale solar farm, 120MW
  • 230 GWh of renewable electricity per year, enough to power 25,000 NSW households per year1
  • Over 150,000 tonnes of Co2 emissions offset2, equivalent to planting > 1 million trees3
  • Helping NSW achieve its Renewable Energy Action Plan4
  • Target: construction commence early 2022; commercial operation late 2023  

About us

  • X-ELIO is a company specialized in the development, construction, operation and maintenance of solar plants with a presence in the United States, the Middle East, Japan, South Africa, Latin America (Mexico and Chile among others), Australia, Southeast Asia, Italy and Spain.
  • In 2018 it achieved a revenue in excess of €130M.
  • The firm has accumulated experience in the construction of solar plants of more than 2GW, it currently has 23 PV plants in operation in 13 countries.
  • The group is a global leader in renewable and sustainable energy, with a strong commitment to the reduction of greenhouse gases and the fight against climate change.
  • Co-owned by 2 of the largest infrastructure funds in the world: KKR and Brookfield
  • 5GW pipeline in the world
  • 600MW+ pipeline in Australia
  • World-class corporate sustainability record (see Sustainability Report here)

Location

  • Minore, NSW, approximately 19km west of Dubbo
  • Dubbo Regional Council area

Site Optimised

Comprehensive analysis has identified the site as optimal for solar farm development with minimal disruption to agriculture, community and environment:

  • Direct grid access
  • Suitable terrain
  • Suitably screened
  • Free of environmental constraints
  • Optimal solar resource
  • Appropriate land use

Project Progress

  • Land secured
  • Site surveys underway
  • Community Engagement underway
  • Grid connection feasibility study underway (positive preliminary analysis)
  • Development approval from the NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment: scoping assessment underway
  • Project documents will be available on NSW Government Planning Portal, as they are prepared: https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/major-projects

Contact us

Do you have questions about the project? Please get in touch with us at forest.glen@x-elio.com  or 0449129159

  1. https://www.aemc.gov.au/sites/default/files/2019-12/NSW%20fact%20pack%20-%202019%20Residential%20Electricity%20Price%20Trends.pdf
  2. https://carbonneutral.com.au/carbon-calculator/
  3. https://carbonneutral.com.au/faqs/
  4. https://energy.nsw.gov.au/government-and-regulation/electricity-strategy
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