FRV signs 90MW PPA with Australia’s Snowy Hydro

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Reddit
Email
This PPA will allow FRV to deliver PV power generated from the 90MW Sebastopol Solar Farm in the Australian state of New South Wales, Australia. Image: FRV

Utility-scale PV developer Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) has signed off on a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Snowy Hydro, one of Australia’s main electricity generation and retailing companies.

This PPA will allow FRV to deliver PV power generated from the 90MW Sebastopol Solar Farm in the Australian state of New South Wales, Australia.

This article requires Premium SubscriptionBasic (FREE) Subscription

Unlock unlimited access for 12 whole months of distinctive global analysis

Photovoltaics International is now included.

  • Regular insight and analysis of the industry’s biggest developments
  • In-depth interviews with the industry’s leading figures
  • Unlimited digital access to the PV Tech Power journal catalogue
  • Unlimited digital access to the Photovoltaics International journal catalogue
  • Access to more than 1,000 technical papers
  • Discounts on Solar Media’s portfolio of events, in-person and virtual

Or continue reading this article for free

The 90MW plant, located 16km south of Temora and approximately 440km southwest of Sydney, will be connected to the national grid upon completion. Once operational, it will generate enough energy to power over 40,000 Australian households and avoid the emission of approximately 77,600 tons of CO2 annually, the equivalent of taking about 27,700 cars off the road each year.

FRV also projects that the construction phase of the Sebastopol Solar Farm will create up to 150 jobs, along with 2-3 operational staff for the entire life of the installation. Local contractors or subcontractors will also likely be awarded contracts for tasks such as panel cleaning, fence repair, and road grading. 

This stands as the second PPA signed between FRV and Snowy Hydro, as FRV successfully bid for the 68.7MW Goonumbla Solar Farm as part of the Snowy Hydro Renewable Energy Procurement Program in 2018. That installation is currently in its final stages of construction.

Carlo Frigerio, FRV Managing Director, Australia, said: “After the successful experience of Goonumbla, we are pleased to continue working with Snowy Hydro on a second project contributing to the ongoing diversification of the electricity generation resources in NSW and Australia. This project will be our seventh Australian solar farm and will consolidate our leading position in the Australian renewable energy market”.

Snowy Hydro CEO Paul Broad added: “Through our peaking generation assets we have the capacity to support and ‘firm’ significant amounts of intermittent wind and solar. Following the timely development of Goonumbla, which Snowy Hydro supported through an offtake agreement signed in 2018, we are confident of the same success with Sebastopol.

“Snowy Hydro has significant capacity to firm up and store intermittent renewable energy generation. Our flexible portfolio of fast-start assets allows us to supply our customers with 24/7 renewable energy, lowering prices and increasing energy security.”

Read Next

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Solar Media Events
February 28, 2024
Seattle, USA
Solar Media Events, Industry Events
March 12, 2024
Frankfurt, Germany
Upcoming Webinars
March 13, 2024
9am EDT / 1pm GMT / 2pm CET
Solar Media Events
March 19, 2024
Texas, USA