PPA generation certificates signed for DeGrussa solar+storage plant


The landmark solar array, which includes a 10.6 MW PV system and a 6 MW energy storage unit, went fully operational in June. Now PPAs have been signed for Origin Energy to purchase electricity from the array for the next five and a half years.

The impressive system – Australia’s largest off-grid solar facility and the largest solar array to provide peak power at a mine site globally – is located at the DeGrussa gold and copper mine in Western Australia. Numerous partners were involved in the realization of the plant, which is owned by French company Neoen, was financed by the Australian Government’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), and constructed by OTOC Australia, all the while Juwi Renewable Energy provided EPC on the project.

Now up and running, Neoen and Origin Energy have signed a PPA for LGCs that secure the purchase of the electricity produced by the array for the next five and a half years. Origin Energy has shown a willingness to diversify its generation portfolio as of late, with particular interest in renewable energy investment.

“Establishing a major partnership with Origin Energy is a valuable achievement for Neoen,” commented Managing Director of Neoen Australia Franck Woitiez. “Origin is now part of the DeGrussa story, an Australian flagship project. We see this Power Purchase Agreement as a mark of confidence from Origin to Neoen and the DeGrussa project, but also more generally as a sign that utilities are prepared to contract more projects to meet their 2020 renewable energy target. Neoen has now established a strong presence in Australia with capabilities in development, financing and operations, and is delivering ambitious projects to seize these opportunities.”

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