Neoen has officially launched its Goyder Renewables Zone project in South Australia. Notice to proceed was given to a consortium of GE Renewable Energy and Elecnor in late December 2021 for the construction of a 412MW wind farm known as Goyder South Stage 1.
The wind farm will consist of 75 GE 5.5-158 Cypress turbines. The power plant will be connected to ElectraNet’s Robertstown substation via a new transmission line. Early works have commenced, and with supplementary approvals finalised, construction works are scheduled to start in Q2 2022. The wind farm is expected to be operational in 2024. Goyder South Stage 1 is the first part of Neoen’s Goyder Renewables Zone, a flagship project combining wind, solar and storage, located near Burra in South Australia’s Mid North region. Goyder South has received development approval for a total of 1200 MW of wind generation, 600 MW of solar generation and 900 MW of battery storage capacity. Future stages of the project will be unlocked with the arrival of Project EnergyConnect, the new 800 MW transmission interconnector linking South Australia with New South Wales.