The renewable energy sector is experiencing unprecedented activity across the country.

There are currently 69 projects that are in construction (or due to start construction soon) in Australia. This is based on projects that have reached financial close and are not yet commissioned.

These projects will deliver over $15.6 billion in investment, 10,978 MW of new renewable energy capacity and create 9269 direct jobs. (Information on this page is current as of 21 September 2018)

Number of projects in construction or due to start soon (by state)

State No. of projects
Queensland 20
New South Wales 18
Victoria 19
South Australia 8
Western Australia 3
Tasmania 1

Projects in construction or due to start soon (by technology)

Technology MW Investment (A$m) Jobs
Solar*

6284

8612

5671
Wind*

5346

7591

3898

*Both totals include projects with combined wind and solar technologies. 

This is on top of 30 projects that have already been completed in 2018.

Summary of projects that have reached financial close and been completed by year

Please note that data is based on information we have been able to source. Data is not always available for every project. 

Technology 2017 2018
Projects that reached financial close
Number of projects 46 29
Investment (A$m) $8.9b $6.2b
MW 5113 5388
Jobs created 5383 4920
Projects completed (commissioned)
Number of projects 12 30
Investment (A$m) $1.9b $3.7b
MW 815 1990
Jobs created 720 2834

 

Projects completed (commissioned) in 2018

Tech State Owner Project MW Investment (A$m) Jobs
Solar QLD Conergy – Lakeland Solar & Storage P/L Lakeland Solar & Storage Project 13.0 42.5 60
Wind VIC Windlab Kiata Wind Farm 31.0 77 100
Solar WA APA Group Emu Downs Solar Farm 20.0 47.2 100
Solar NSW New Gullen Range Wind Farm Gullen Range Solar Farm 10.0 26 70
Solar QLD Genex Kidston Solar Project - Stage 1 50.0 126 100
Solar VIC Wirsol Energy and Edify Energy Gannawarra Solar Farm - Stage 1 60.0 100 50
Solar NSW Neoen Parkes Solar Farm 66.0 114 80
Solar QLD FRV Clare Solar Farm 100.0 190 205
Solar QLD Sun Metals Sun Metals Solar Farm 125.0 155 210
Wind QLD RATCH Mt Emerald Wind Farm 181.0 380 150
Solar SA SSE Australia Whyalla Solar Farm - Stage 1 6.0   20
Solar QLD Ydot Projects Dunblane Solar Farm 11.0    
Solar SA Renew Power Group Peterborough Solar Farm 4.9 9.5 40
Solar QLD Canadian Solar Longreach Solar Farm 15.0 31 30
Solar QLD RATCH Collinsville Solar Farm 42.5 100 120
Solar QLD Edify Energy Whitsunday Solar Farm 69.0 122.4 200
Bioenergy QLD MSF Sugar Tableland Sugar Mill 24.0 75 80
Wind VIC Pacific Hydro Yaloak South Wind Farm 29.0 130  
Wind VIC Acciona Mt Gellibrand - Stage 1 138.0 258 125
Wind NSW Partners Group and CWP Renewables Sapphire Wind Farm 270.0 588 200
Wind VIC Tilt Renewables Salt Creek Wind Farm 54.0 100 100
Wind VIC BayWa r.e. Maroona Wind Farm 7.0    
Solar NSW Neoen Griffith Solar Farm 36 230 250
Solar NSW Neoen Dubbo Solar Farm 29 55.6 165
Wind NSW Infigen Energy Bodangora Wind Farm 113 236 120
Solar VIC Impact Investment Group/Australian Solar Group Swan Hill Solar Farm 19 36 59
Solar QLD APA Group Darling Downs 138 217 200
Wind SA Engie Willogoleche Wind Farm 119 250  
Solar VIC Foresight Solar Bannerton Solar Farm 110    
Solar QLD Edify Energy Hamilton Solar Farm 69    

Projects in construction or due to start soon

Tech State Owner Project MW Investment (A$m) Jobs
Wind TAS Palisade Investment Partners Granville Harbour Wind Farm 112 280 208
Wind SA Nexif Energy Lincoln Gap Wind Farm 212 450 110
Wind VIC Pacific Hydro Crowlands Wind Farm 80 80 150
Solar WA Carnegie/Lend Lease Northam Solar Farm 10 20.0 30
Hybrid NSW Pamada Kyoto Energy Park 113 190  
Wind VIC Goldwind Stockyard Hill Wind Farm 530 700 300
Wind VIC Westwind Energy Lal Lal Wind Farm 220 400 200
Solar QLD Canadian Solar & Scouller Energy Normanton Solar Farm 5 14 20
Solar QLD Canadian Solar Oakey Solar Farm - Stage 2 55 110 120
Solar VIC Wirsol Wemen Solar Farm 110 110  
Solar QLD Elliott Green Power Childers Solar Farm 120 210 240
Solar VIC Flow Power/Total Eren Kiamal Solar Farm 200 90  
Solar QLD Terrain Solar Warwick Solar Farm 64   100
Solar QLD ESCO Pacific Susan River Solar Farm 100 175 200
Solar QLD Simtec Zen / Wirsol Clermont Solar Farm 89    
Solar NSW Innogy Limondale Solar Farm 347 150  
Solar NSW Innogy Hillston Solar Farm 115 470  
Solar NSW Elliott Green Power Nevertire Solar Farm 132    
Solar QLD Elliott Green Power Susan River Solar Farm 98 175 150
Wind VIC Neoen Bulgana Green Hub 194 350 1300
Wind VIC Goldwind Moorabool Wind Farm 321 600 300
Wind VIC BayWa r.e. Yawong Wind Farm 7.2    
Solar NSW Neoen Coleambally Solar Farm 150 200 300
Solar NSW Terrain Solar Molong Solar Farm 25.0 29 100
Solar WA Westgen Byford Solar Farm 30 70 200
Solar NSW Renew Estate Springdale Solar Farm 120 140  
Solar NSW Renew Estate Bomen Solar Farm 120 164  
Solar QLD Renew Estate Yarwun Solar Farm 32    
Solar QLD Pacific Hydro Haughton Solar Farm 500 175 240
solar WA Bright Energy Investments Greenough River Solar Farm - Stage 2 30 60  
Wind VIC Partners Group  Murra Warra Wind Farm - Stage 1 226 200 150
Solar QLD Lighthouse Solar Emerald Solar Park 72 100 150
Wind QLD AGL/PARF Coopers Gap Wind Farm 453 850 200
Solar SA Enel Green Power and DIF (Dutch Infrastructure Fund) Bungala Solar Project 220 450 350
Solar NSW ARENA White Rock Solar Farm 20 44.5 75
Solar QLD Lighthouse Solar Hughenden Solar Farm 20 34.08 36
Solar NSW First Solar Manildra Solar Farm 56 109.3  
Solar QLD Canadian Solar Oakey Solar Farm - Stage 1 25 56 50
Wind NSW Global Power Generation Australia/ Crookwell Wind Farm - Stage 2 91 200 80
Solar QLD Palisade Investment Partners and ESCO Pacific Ross River Solar Farm 116 225 150
Hybrid QLD Windlab and Erusus Energy Kennedy Energy Park 60 155 100
Wind NSW PARF Silverton Wind Farm 200 460 150
Solar QLD Edify Energy Hayman Solar Farm 50 79 100
Solar QLD Edify Energy Daydream Solar Farm 150 236 300
Solar QLD FRV Lilyvale Solar Farm 100 400 200
Solar SA Snowy Hydro Tailem Bend Solar Farm 100 200 200
Solar VIC Baywa Yatpool Solar Park 112 500 200
Solar VIC Baywa Iraak Solar Farm 112 100  
Wind QLD Pacific Hydro/Lacour Energy Clarke Creek Wind Farm 877.5 1000 350
Wind NSW Goldwind White Rock Wind Farm - Stage 2 202    
Solar SA Alt Energy Solar River Project - Stage 1 220 450 350
Solar SA Alt Energy Solar River Project - Stage 2 200    
Solar NSW ESCO Pacific Finley Solar Farm 175 220 200
Hybrid NSW CWP Renewables Sapphire Renewable Energy Hub (Solar and Storage) 200 220 200
Hybrid SA Infigen Energy Lake Bonney Battery Energy Storage System - Stage 1 and 2 278.5 38  
Solar NSW Maoneng Sunraysia Solar Storage Facility 200 275 250
Solar VIC Neoen Numurkah Solar Farm 128 198  
Solar NSW First Solar Beryl Solar Farm 87 187 150
Solar QLD Renew Estate Rodds Bay Solar Farm 300 350 300
Wind NSW Goldwind Australia Coppabella Wind Farm 295 650  
Solar VIC Grey Box Energy Cohuna Solar Farm 37 200  
Solar VIC Grey Box Energy Carwarp Solar Farm 121.6 169 340
Solar VIC Fotowatio Renewable Ventures Winton Solar Farm 98.8    
Wind VIC Acciona Mortlake South Wind Farm 157.5 288 100
Wind VIC Union Fenosa Berrybank Wind Farm 180 480  
Wind VIC Tilt Renewables Dundonnell Wind Farm 336    
Solar SA Lyon Group Riverland Solar Farm and Storage 330 700 270
Solar SA Lyon Group Kingfisher Solar Storage 120 350  
Solar VIC BayWa r.e. Ouyen Solar Farm 10 14.2  

 

We track public announcements to collate this data so it may not be complete. If you have any information or projects to add please send information to JTwymanMills@cleanenergycouncil.org.au.