Edify signs PPA with Origin for 150MW Queensland solar farm

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on reddit
Reddit
Share on email
Email
Origin has signed PPAs for other solar projects including Moree Solar Farm in the last few years. Credit: CEC

Australian renewable energy firm Edify Energy has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the utility Origin for a 150MW solar farm in Queensland.

The Daydream Solar Farm will be located on a 433-hectare site north of Collinsville in northern Queensland using single-axis trackers. It will generate approximately 380,000MWh of electricity a year. Construction is expected imminently with electricity generation slated to start in mid-2018.

Under the PPA, Origin will buy all the output and renewable energy certificates from the plant until 2030.

Origin CEO Frank Calabria said: “We are accelerating our transition to renewables with more than 25% of Origin’s generation mix to come from renewables by 2020, up from 10% today.

“Daydream will be the latest solar farm to get the go-ahead after being backed by a PPA with Origin, following similar agreements with Australia’s largest solar development, Bungala in South Australia, as well as Moree in New South Wales and Darling Downs solar farm in Queensland.”

Read Next

July 30, 2021
Anglo-Australian mining company BHP, in partnership with Canada’s TransAlta Renewables, is to build two solar farms and a battery storage system to help power its Mt Keith and Leinster nickel mines in Western Australia
PV Tech Premium
July 23, 2021
A reduction in deployment costs combined with technology gains mean solar-plus-storage is an increasingly attractive option for off-grid mining operations looking to cut emissions. Jules Scully looks at successful case studies and the opportunity ahead.
July 16, 2021
The new chief of the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has said he wants the country’s grids to be capable of handling 100% renewables by 2025.
July 13, 2021
Solar PV capacity in Asia Pacific could triple to 1,500GW by 2030, with China driving deployment and Indonesia set to be the region’s fastest-growing market, according to Wood Mackenzie.
July 13, 2021
A renewable energy hub consisting of up to 50GW of solar and wind generation for the production of green hydrogen is being planned for Western Australia.
July 12, 2021
Investor confidence in the Australian clean energy market has been dented by “unhelpful and unpredictable” government interventions.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Webinars
August 19, 2021
At 9am (PT) | 6pm (CEST)
Solar Media Events
August 25, 2021
Solar Media Events
October 6, 2021
Solar Media Events
October 19, 2021
BRISTOL, UK