Huge SA solar and battery project gets government approval

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The 500 MW Robertstown solar and battery project approximately 5km north-east of Robertstown and 115km north-east of Adelaide has been approved by the South Australian Government.

The solar project will integrate into the National Electricity Market (NEM) through a 275kV connection to ElectraNet’s Robertstown Substation.

Developers of the $1.2 billion project EPS Energy said the project got the green light after there were no objections from local council or residents.

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“It’s an exciting project and we’re very grateful for the level of support we’ve received from Robertstown, the community, state government departments and agencies and the regional Council of Goyder,” EPS Energy director Steve McCall said.

The Robertstown project still requires a number of hurdles to clear before construction can commence, including reaching financial close.

Spanning 1800 hectares, the project will meet approximately one per cent of the Federal Government objective to achieve an additional 33GW of electricity from renewable energy by 2020.

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