Grid connection agreement paves way for New England solar farm

Plans to build a 720MW solar farm and a very big battery of around 400MWh in the New South Wales New England region have cleared another major hurdle, after locking in a grid connection agreement with network provider Transgrid.

Renew Economy is reporting that developer UPC\AC Renewables Australia had signed an agreement with Transgrid for connection to the 330kV transmission line from Tamworth to Armidale in northeast NSW and delivery of connection services over the life of the massive solar and storage project.

Early construction works are now set to begin soon on the $768-million project near the town of Uralla, which received the final green light from the state’s Independent Planning Commission in March of this year.

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