DP Energy Australia has started preparing the environmental impact statement (EIS) for the 700MW Euston Wind Farm project, located in New South Wales within the Balranald Local Government Area.
The developer recently received the Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, so has now taken the next step towards development approval (DA).
Situated within the South-West Renewable Energy Zone (SW-REZ), the Euston Wind Farm aims to contribute to New South Wales’s climate action targets of achieving net zero emissions by 2050.
The project is expected to generate enough electricity to power up to 324,903 New South Wales homes, incorporating approximately 100 wind turbines and a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS).
DP Energy Australia’s head of projects, Hugh Cantwell, said: “The receipt of the SEARs marks a key milestone in the Euston Wind Farm project, we are excited to be moving forward with this quality project which aligns well with the New South Wales Government’s goals to transform the electricity system into one that is affordable, clean, and reliable.”
Established over 30 years ago, DP Energy has developed over 1GW of renewable energy projects across Australia, Canada, Ireland, and the UK to date and have a current project pipeline of over 9GW.
DP Energy’s lead Australian projects include the 320MW Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park in South Australia, and the 430MW Callide Wind Farm in Queensland.