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Project tracker

Bald Hills Wind Farm

The renewable energy sector is experiencing unprecedented activity across Australia.

There are currently 95 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 $19.8 billion in capital costs, 11,209 MW of new renewable energy capacity and create 13,897 direct jobs.

Data collected from 1 January 2017. The information on this page is current as of 22 November 2020.

Project tracker nov 2020 web

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

StateNumber of projects
QLD16
NSW29
VIC

21

SA12
NT

5

WA10
TAS2

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

TechnologyMWCapital Cost (A$m)Jobs
Wind*

5568

9225

4528

Solar*

6453

10,551

8837

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

This is on top of 22 projects that have been completed in 2020.

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

As well as the huge number of projects that are still in construction or due to start construction soon, 22 projects have already been completed in 2020.

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

Projects that reached financial close2017201820192020
Number of projects

52

5638

26

Capital Cost (A$m)$8874$10.4b$5000$3637
MW461461562405

2642

Jobs created75339102

4145

3169

Projects completed (commissioned)2017201820192020
Number of projects
11

27

42

22

Investment (A$m)
$1580$2991$5282

$2326

MW869

1565

2621

1420

Jobs created

720

2739

5916

2607

Projects in construction or due to start soon

TechStateOwnerProjectMWCapital Cost (A$m)Jobs
SolarQLDShell AustraliaGangarri Solar Farm120200
SolarVICWirtgen InvestGlenrowan West Solar Farm130120350
SolarSAFlow PowerCoonalpyn Solar Farm5
SolarVICFotowatio Renewable VenturesWinton Solar Farm
85150150
SolarSAMPowerAstronergy Solar Australia Project 154.3
SolarSAMPowerAstronergy Solar Australia Project 254.3
SolarQLDHana Financial InvestmentColumboola Solar Farm162320

400

HybridVIC

Solar Bay

McCain Ballarat Solar and Biomass Plant8.224
SolarVICMelbourne AirportMelbourne Airport Solar Farm12

Solar

VICFotowatio Renewable VenturesSebastopol Solar Farm90160150
Solar

QLD

X-ElioBlue Grass Solar Farm200200400
SolarNTMerricks CapitalBatchelor Solar Farm 21018.982
SolarNSWUPC and AC RenewablesGunnedah Solar Farm110201150
SolarNSWCanadian SolarSuntop Solar Farm189262
WindVICTilt RenewablesDundonnell Wind Farm336560200
SolarSATerregra RenewablesMoyhall Solar Farm58.550
SolarNSWMaoneng Group and John LaingSunraysia Solar Farm200275400
WindWABright Energy InvestmentsWarradarge Wind Farm180500200
SolarVicEnel Green PowerCohuna Solar Farm275938
BioWAMacquarie Capital and Dutch Infrastructure FundKwinana Waste-to-Energy Plant36696800
WindNSWRATCH AustraliaCollector Wind Farm227360150
HybridWAEDLAgnew Gold Mine Power Station - stage 218111.6215
SolarSAEnwave EnergyTonsley Microgrid640
WindNSWBJCE AustraliaBiala Wind Farm11019270
WindTASPalisade Asset ManagementGranville Harbour Wind Farm112280200

Wind

SANexif EnergyLincoln Gap Wind Farm - stage 286194.745
HybridNSWKyoto Energy Park CompanyKyoto Energy Park113190183
WindVICGoldwind AustraliaStockyard Hill Wind Farm530700400
SolarVICTotal ErenKiamal Solar Farm - stage 1200300300
SolarQLDUniversity of QueenslandWarwick Solar Farm64125160
SolarNSWInnogyHillston Solar Farm115470
WindVICNeoenBulgana Green Power Hub194350270
WindVICGoldwind AustraliaMoorabool Wind Farm321370300
SolarNSWTEC-CMolong Solar Farm2529100
SolarWABright Energy InvestmentsGreenough River Solar Farm - stage 23060100
WindVICPartners GroupMurra Warra Wind Farm- stage 2203307.6289
SolarNSWInnogyLimondale Solar Farm - stage 1220150400
WindNSWCWP RenewablesCrudine Ridge Wind Farm13525075
WindTASGoldwind Australia and Power China groupCattle Hill Wind Farm148300150
WindVICAccionaMortlake South Wind Farm157.5288100
SolarQLDImpact Investment GroupBrigalow Solar Farm34.538
SolarQLDForesight GroupOakey Solar Farm- stage 25583120
WindQLDAGL and PARFCoopers Gap Wind Farm453850200
WindNSWPartners Group and CWP RenewablesBango Wind Farm244500200
WindWAIndian Ocean FarmsBeros Road Wind Farm9.56.525
WindQLDAustralian Energy Wind FarmKingaroy Wind Farm57.1128100
SolarNSWGenex PowerJemalong Solar Farm5070.3200
SolarVICBayWa r.e.Yatpool Solar Farm81500200
SolarSASA WaterZero Cost Energy Future152304250
SolarQLDBoar PowerAramara Solar Farm130280150
WindQLDWindlab and EurusKennedy Energy Park - wind43.2104.487
SolarQLDWindlab and EurusKennedy Energy Park - solar153630
BioenergyQLDMSF SugarTabeland Sugar Mill247580
HybridSADP Energy and IberdrolaPort Augusta Renewable Energy Park320

500

200
HybridWAFortescue Metals GroupPilbara Generation Project150335
HybridWAHorizon PowerEsperance Wind and Solar Power Project8.650
HybridNSWCoolamon EnergyByron Bay Solar Farm and Battery Storage Facility

5

3.5
SolarQLDNeoenWestern Downs Green Power Hub400570400
SolarNSWPhoton EnergyLeeton Solar Farm53025
SolarNSWPhoton EnergyFivebough Solar Farm525
BioenergyWAJohn Laing, HZI and AccionaEast Rockingham Resource Recovery Facility28.9511300
SolarNSWEdify Energy and Octopus InvestmentDarlington Point Solar Farm275450400
SolarNSWLightSource BPWellington Solar Farm174270200
SolarNSWEnerparcTrundle Hill Solar Farm54.511
SolarNSWEnerparcPeak Hill Solar Farm5411
SolarNTDepartment of DefenceRobertson Barracks Solar9.21420
SolarNSWMetka EGNCorowa Solar Farm2740.559
WindVICBayWa R.E.Diapur Wind Farm8.417.622
WindVICBayWa R.E.Ferguson Wind Farm12.626.533
SolarNSWMetka EGNJunee Solar Farm263957
SolarNSWMetka EGNWagga Wagga Solar Farm263957
SolarNTTetris Energy and EniBatchelor Solar Farm1021.535
SolarNTTetris Energy and EniManton Dam Solar Farm1021.535
WindVICElecnor and Ironstone CapitalWoolsthorpe Wind Farm6815060
WindWAAlinta Energy and RATCH AustraliaYandin Wind Farm210400100
SolarVICTotal ErenKiamal Solar Farm - stage 2150400400
SolarQLDSUSI PartnersMiddlemount Sun Farm345056
WindNSWGoldwind AustraliaWhite Rock Wind Farm - stage 2202
SolarSASolar River ProjectSolar River Project - stage 1200450350
HybridNSWCWP RenewablesSapphire Renewable Energy Hub (solar and storage)170220200
HybridSAInfigen EnergyLake Bonney Wind Farm278.538
SolarQLDRenew EstateRodds Bay Solar Farm250400300
WindNSWGoldwind AustraliaCoppabella Wind Farm295650200
WindVICGlobal Power GenerationBerrybank Wind Farm180284213
SolarNT

Eni

Katherine Solar Farm2543100
SolarNSWClenenergyMetz Solar Farm115130.3150
SolarQLDMayrorough Solar Pty LtdMaryrorough Solar Farm27.3
SolarWAAlinta EnergyChichester Solar Farm60165200
SolarNSWIronbark EnergyGunnedah Solar Farm150201150
SolarNSWCanadian Solar, Photon Energy and Polpo InvestmentsMaryvale Solar Farm125188150
SolarNSWEpuronWalgett Solar Farm2640
SolarSALyon GroupRiverland Solar Farm and Storage330700270
SolarSALyon GroupKingfisher Solar and Storage120350
SolarVICBayWa r.e.Ouyen Solar Farm1014.2

Projects completed (commissioned) in 2020

TechStateOwnerProjectMWCapital cost (A$m)Jobs
SolarSAFlagstaff EnterprisesBaroota Solar Farm6.29.314
SolarNSWElliott Green PowerNevertire Solar Farm105180305
WindVICPartners GroupMurra Warra Wind Farm - stage 1226342.4321
SolarSAAstronergy Solar AustraliaBungama Solar Farm - stage 25
SolarSAAstronergy Solar AustraliaKadina Solar Farm - stage 1

5

SolarQLDRATCH-AustraliaCollinsville Solar Farm42.5106.4120
SolarVICSuntech Power Development AustraliaRobinvale Solar Farm7.41116
SolarQLDRisen EnergyYarranlea Solar Farm100240200
WindSANexif EnergyLincoln Gap Wind Farm - stage 112628565
SolarNSWInnogyLimmondale Solar Farm - stage 229
SolarVICForesight Solar FundBannerton Solar Park88133180
WindVICAccionaMt Gellibrand - stage 1132258150
SolarNSWSchwartz HotelsSchwartz Solar Farm58.5
SolarWARisen EnergyMerredin Solar Farm100160425
HybridWA

Zenith Energy

Nova Power Station Solar71115
WindVICJohn LaingCherry Tree Wind Farm57.6

6.5

80
Solar

NSW

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures

Goonumbla Solar Farm67.8130150
SolarSAEnel Green Power and Dutch Infrastructure FundBungala Solar Farm - stage 2110110242
SolarVICDiamond EnergyKatamatite Solar Farm8.4
SolarNSWSpark InfrastructureBomen Solar Farm100188250
WindVICNorthleaf Capital, InfraRed Capital Partners and Macquarie CapitalElaine Wind Farm (Lal Lal Wind Farm)8314673

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