Introducing Stubbo solar farm
Members of the local community are being invited to go online and inspect plans for a new 400 megawatt (MW) solar farm being proposed across 1,000 hectares of cleared grazing land in the small rural locality of Stubbo in Central West NSW.
You can register for regular project updates from the project team to help stay in touch as the project develops.
The Stubbo Solar Farm will generate more than one million megawatt hours of clean renewable energy from the region’s abundant sunshine, enough to power more than 150,000 NSW homes. It is expected to create up to 400 jobs during construction and up to 10 full time jobs during its operational life.
It will be located about 10 kilometres north of the historic gold mining town of Gulgong in the Mid-Western Regional Council LGA, across flat sheep grazing land.
The site is located across the traditional land of the Warrabinga-Wiradjuri people who have maintained a close connection to the region for thousands of generations.
The project will be designed to maximise opportunities for sheep grazing alongside renewable energy generation, helping to provide additional income for rural landowners and the wider community.
A battery energy storage system is also being considered as part of the project to help provide electricity during peak periods and assist grid stability across the network.
An initial scoping report outlining the project has been submitted to the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.
The project will be assessed as a State Significant Development under Part 4 of the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
The project is being proposed by experienced renewable energy developer UPC\AC Renewables Australia, as part of a portfolio of clean energy projects across NSW, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.
This includes the recently announced Valley of the Winds project located about 50 kilometres to the north, near the town of Coolah.
The project site is also within the NSW Government’s Central West Renewable Zone, that it expects will help unlock 3,000 megawatts of energy generation and $4.4 billion in private capital investment.
Due to the restrictions in place to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus, we’re not able to meet face to face with members of the community to discuss the project.
We will be developing online engagement activities to help us understand the different views and feedback from the local community.
We are encouraging people to go to our website and register for project updates to stay up to date with the project every step of the way.