The Aussie subsidiary of Irish renewables developer DP Energy announced today it has initiated preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a 700-MW wind project near Euston, New South Wales.
The move comes after DP Energy Australia got the Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, it said in a statement.
The scheme envisages the construction of a 100-turbine park within the South-West Renewable Energy Zone (SW-REZ) that will be able to power up to 324,903 NSW homes. Moreover, the site will incorporate a battery energy storage system (BESS).
Cork-headquartered DP Energy has, to date, developed more than 1 GW of renewable energy projects across several markets. In Australia, its lead projects include the 320-MW Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park in South Australia and the 430-MW Callide wind farm in Queensland.
The development approval for Callide was awarded to DP Energy Australia last month.