The Numurkah Solar Farm in Victoria reaches full-scale commercial operation

The Numurkah Solar Farm in Victoria reaches full-scale commercial operation
The Numurkah Solar Farm in Victoria reaches full-scale commercial operation

SIMEC Energy Australia (SEA) has today welcomed news of yet another key milestone in delivering sustainable, globally competitive energy to our customers with the Neoen, Numurkah Solar Farm reaching full-scale commercial operation.

Through a 15-year power purchase agreement signed with Neoen last year, the Numurkah Solar Farm forms part of SIMEC Energy Australia’s energy generation portfolio – which sources energy from a growing range of grid-scale renewable energy generation assets around Australia. This enables our customers to access all the benefits of sustainable energy at globally competitive prices.

Located on the Goulburn Valley Highway in northern Victoria, the $198 million AUD, 128 MW solar farm, owned and developed by Neoen, is the largest in the state.

The asset has 373,839 solar panels installed, spanning 515 hectares. Neoen forecasts that the facility will produce 255 GWh of emission-free, clean, competitive renewable energy per annum – the equivalent of taking 77,000 cars off the road each.

CEO Mr Marc Barrington welcomed this important milestone for Neoen and SEA and spoke of the benefits the solar farm’s operation will provide to SEA’s energy partners.

“This is a fantastic achievement by Neoen, as we also continue to work towards financial close of our own 280MW Cultana Solar Farm in Whyalla, South Australia.

Ultimately, it’s Victorian energy users that partner with us that will benefit most from our agreement with the Numurkah Solar Farm. The long-term power purchase agreement we have in place will help us deliver sustainable energy at globally competitive prices which our customers clearly benefit from.

With the full-scale operation of Numurkah online, we are now seeking partnerships with more Victorian based businesses and industries that want to access innovative, flexible, energy solutions, backed by renewable energy assets. All delivered by a new market entrant that is providing substantial benefits for Victorian, and Australian, energy users.”

As SEA continues its push into the Victorian energy market, we are seeking partnerships with business that share our core values which are driving increased competition, transparency in operations , sustainable practices and globally competitive energy prices for the benefit to business and industry. If you think this aligns with your business, contact the SEA team today on 1300 902 203 or at enquiries@simecenergy.com.au

Article published on Friday, 26 July 2019