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

There are currently 54 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 $11.2 billion in investment, 8670 MW of new renewable energy capacity and create 7884 direct jobs. (Information on this page is current as of 29 August 2018)

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

State No. of projects
Queensland 20
New South Wales 13
South Australia 10
Victoria 9
Western Australia 1
Tasmania 1

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

Technology MW Investment (A$m) Jobs
Solar*

5137

5605

4536

Wind*

4185

5965

3648

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

This is on top of 26 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 42 21
Investment (A$m) $8.6b $3.8b
MW 4502 4480
Jobs created 4919 4365
Projects completed (commissioned)
Number of projects 9 26
Investment (A$m) $1.7b $3.2b
MW 764 1537
Jobs created 715 2469

 

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 - 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 124.0 155 210
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 57.5 122.4 200
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 Future Energy Maroona Wind Farm 6.9    
Solar NSW Neoen Griffith Solar Farm 36 230 250
Solar NSW Neoen Dubbo Solar Farm 25 55.6  
Wind NSW Infigen Energy Bodangora Wind Farm 113 236 120
Solar VIC Impact Investment Group Swan Hill Solar Farm 19 36 59

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 SA Engie Willogoleche Wind Farm 119 250  
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    
Solar NSW Innogy Hillston Solar Farm 115    
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
Solar QLD Lighthouse Solar Emerald Solar Park 72 100 150
Wind QLD AGL/PARF Coopers Gap Wind Farm 453 850 200
Solar QLD Edify Energy Hamilton Solar Farm 57.5    
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 49 109.3  
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 199 460 150
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  
Solar QLD APA Group Darling Downs 110 217 200
Wind QLD Pacific Hydro/Lacour Energy Clarke Creek Wind Farm 800 1000 350
Wind NSW Goldwind White Rock Wind Farm - Stage 2 202    
Solar SA Alt Energy Solar River Project - Stage 1 220   395
Solar SA Alt Energy Solar River Project - Stage 2 200    
Solar NSW ESCO Pacific Finley Solar Farm 170 170  
Hybrid NSW CWP Renewables Sapphire Renewable Energy Hub (Solar and Storage [wind farm separated above]) 200   200
Hybrid SA Infigen Energy Lake Bonney Battery Energy Storage System - Stage 1 and 2 278.5    
Solar NSW Maoneng Sunraysia Solar Storage Facility 200   250
Solar VIC Neoen Numurkah Solar Farm 100 198  
Solar NSW First Solar Beryl Solar Farm 87 187 150
Solar QLD Renew Estate Rodds Bay Solar Farm 300   300
Solar NSW Renew Estate Springdale Solar Farm 120 140  
Solar NSW Renew Estate Bomen Solar Farm 120    
Solar QLD Renew Estate Yarwun Solar Farm 32    
Solar SA Lyon Group Riverland Solar Farm and Storage 330 700 270
Solar SA Lyon Group Kingfisher Solar Storage 120 350  

 

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.