Pacific Partnerships, a Cimic group company, an Australian subsidiary of ACS; put its 130 MW solar park into operation this week in Glenrowan, in northern Victoria (Australia), and will now begin supplying renewable electricity to the national grid, as reported by the company. Pacific Partnerships, a leading developer of this type of infrastructure, began testing the solar park earlier this month.
The solar park will begin to gradually pour renewable energy into the grid at the beginning of December 2023 and reach full production by the end of March 2024.
The CEO of Cimic Group, Juan Santamaría, assured that “Glenrowan Solar Farm will generate enough clean energy to supply 45,000 households in Australia and has a ten-year power purchase agreement in place with the Victorian Government, supporting of renewable energy goals”. “This is a good example of how the Cimic Group takes advantage of opportunities to expand in growing markets for a new generation of infrastructure through energy transition, digital infrastructure and technology and sustainable infrastructure,” according to by CEO of Pacific Partnerships, Simon Nicholls.
The Glenrowan Solar Farm is located in the North East Victoria Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) and has grid connection and service agreements with the Victorian Transmission Network Operator (AusNet) and AEMO. Pacific Partnerships hired the company UGL, also part of the CIMIC group, to design, acquire, build, operate and maintain the new solar park. UGL CEO Doug Moss said 125 full-time equivalent jobs were created during the construction phase, 70% of which were local workers.