French company unveils large wind, solar and battery project in South Australia

Source: Xinhua| 2019-09-11 18:54:30|Editor: xuxin
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CANBERRA, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- French company Neoen has announced it will build a massive wind, solar and battery project in South Australia.

The one billion Australian dollar-plus (685.6 million U.S. dollar) Goyder South wind, solar and battery project will be built at Burra, about 170 kilometers north of Adelaide.

It will involve up to 1,200 megawatts of wind power, 600 MW of solar and 900 MW of battery storage, according to The Australian Financial Review on Wednesday.

The project will create 300 construction jobs and 20 ongoing jobs for the next 25 years, according to the company. And it would be built in three or more stages.

“As a long-term owner and operator, it is vital to Neoen that the local community is taken on the development journey with us,” said Louis de Sambucy, Neoen Australia managing director.

The project's much larger battery would be located to support the interconnector with New South Wales (NSW) and be able to provide bulk emergency power to South Australia's consumers in the event of disruptions to interstate supply, according to Neoen.