Campbells Forest Solar Farm Planning Permit Approval

South Energy is very proud to announce that our solar farm is coming to northern Victoria, after the project received a planning permit from Loddon Shire Council on 27 April 2020.

Located in Victoria’s Loddon Shire, the Campbells Forest Solar Farm is a utility-scale renewable energy project that covers about 360 hectares of land. It will be located approximately 20km north-west of Bendigo on Pyramid-Yarraberb Road and situated on rural farmland that had been used for cropping and livestock grazing in the past.

With an estimated network capacity of 200 megawatts (MW), the Campbells Forest Solar Farm is expected to generate enough clean power for approximately 71,500 households – this will help Australians reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 421,000 tonnes per year.

As a result of receiving the permit, South Energy has also reached a notable milestone, providing us with the opportunity to reflect, recognise and show gratitude for the enormous effort our dedicated project team has been putting in. South Energy would like to sincerely say thank you to all community members and authorities involved for the support given to the project. We are honoured to be part of a tremendous community and look forward to strengthening our bonds and prosperity.

South Energy remains committed to continuing to collaborate with everyone towards the delivery of the project. Hence, the public is encouraged and welcome to contact us should they have any questions or wishes to know more about the project.

The Campbells Forest Solar Farm project is currently in the process of obtaining the grid connection approval, where we aim to be construction-ready by the end of this year. The project is envisaged to commence construction in 2021 and be fully operational by late 2022.

Kennedys Creek Solar Farm Planning Permit Approval

South Energy is very proud to announce that our solar farm is coming to the High Country north-eastern region of Victoria, after the project received a planning permit from The Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP) in late November 2020.

Located in Victoria’s Benalla Rural City, Kennedys Creek Solar Farm is a utility-scale renewable energy project that covers about 290 hectares of land. It will be located approximately 4 km north-east of the Benalla township.

With an estimated network capacity of 145 megawatts (MW), the Kennedys Creek Solar Farm is expected to generate enough clean power for approximately 51,000 households – this will help Australians reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 305,000 tonnes per year.

As a result of receiving the permit, South Energy has also reached a notable milestone, providing us with the opportunity to reflect, recognise and show gratitude for the enormous effort our dedicated project team has been putting in. South Energy would like to sincerely say thank you to all community members and authorities involved for the support given to the project. We are honoured to be part of a tremendous community and look forward to strengthening our bonds and prosperity.

South Energy remains committed to continuing to collaborate with everyone towards the delivery of the project. Hence, the public is encouraged and welcome to contact us should they have any questions or wishes to know more about the project.

The Kennedys Creek Solar Farm project is currently in the process of obtaining the grid connection approval, where we aim to be construction-ready by the end of this year. The project is envisaged to commence construction in late 2021 and be fully operational by late 2023.

Frasers Solar Farm Planning Permit Approved

South Energy is very proud to announce that our solar farm is coming to eastern Victoria, after the project received a planning permit from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) in September 2020.

Located in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley, the Frasers Solar Farm is a utility-scale renewable energy project that covers about 110 hectares of land. It will be located approximately 2km south of Toongabbie, one of the main towns in the Latrobe Valley region of Victoria.

With an estimated network capacity of 75 megawatts (MW), the Frasers Solar Farm is expected to generate enough clean power for approximately 29,000 households – this will help Australians reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 154,000 tonnes per year.

As a result of receiving the permit, South Energy has also reached a notable milestone, providing us with the opportunity to reflect, recognise and show gratitude for the enormous effort our dedicated project team has been putting in. South Energy would like to sincerely say thank you to all community members and authorities involved for the support given to the project. We are honoured to be part of a tremendous community and look forward to strengthening our bonds and prosperity.

South Energy remains committed to continuing to collaborate with everyone towards the delivery of the project. Hence, the public is encouraged and welcome to contact us should they have any questions or wishes to know more about the project.

The Frasers Solar Farm project is currently in the process of obtaining the grid connection approval, where we aim to be construction-ready by the end of this year. The project is envisaged to commence construction in 2021 and be fully operational by late 2022.

Benger Solar Farm Proposal Open for Public Comment

South Energy is glad to announce that the Benger Solar Farm application has reached its next important milestone to advance the proposal to be advertised for public comment on Tuesday (27/08/19).

Following on from our Community Information Session on 4th of July 2019, local opinions, ideas and comments were considered to ensure that any concerns or impacts were addressed before the Planning Application was submitted.

The Benger Solar Farm proposal is now open for public comment until Friday, 27th of September 2019.

South Energy wish to thank everyone for the positive response and support and would welcome your comments on the proposed solar farm.

Thank You to the Waroona Community for Your Support

South Energy would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to the members of the community who attended the information session on Thursday, 1st of August 2019 at the Waroona Memorial Hall. It was a very informative session, filled with delicious food, great company and we have gathered a lot of valuable feedback that will be carefully considered by the project. Thank you to all!

For those who could not attend or have any further questions, please feel free to contact us via email waroona@southenergy.com.au should you wish to discuss the project in more detail.

Thank You to the Benger Community for Your Support

South Energy would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to the members of the community who attended the information session on Tuesday, 4th of July 2019 at the Brunswick Town Hall. It was a very informative session, filled with delicious food, great company and we have gathered a lot of valuable feedback that will be carefully considered by the project. Thank you to all!

For those who could not attend or have any further questions, please feel free to contact us via email benger@southenergy.com.au should you wish to discuss the project in more detail.

JDAP Approves Solar Farms in WA

South Energy have reached a significant milestone in the development process of two utility scale solar farms in the south-west of Western Australia. In support of Western Australia’s Energy Transformation Target, the Waroona Solar Farm and Benger Solar Farm were individually considered and approved by the Mid-West/Wheatbelt Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) in November and the Southern JDAP in December of 2019 respectively.

After performing extensive research, community consultations and council meetings, the representative of the local Joint Development Assessment Panels had granted the applications subject to conditions. The 183MW Waroona Solar Farm will be located on a 308-hectare site, 11km out of Waroona or around 117km south of Perth. The Benger Solar Farm is positioned on roughly 180-hectares, about 15 kilometres out of Harvey.

These developments are expected to boost local economy in these regions and contribute to maintaining electricity supply for WA, in light of the retirement of the ageing conventional fossil-fuel power stations in the coming years. The projects will provide local employment job opportunities in construction and ongoing maintenance.

The next important milestone for the projects is securing grid connection. We are actively working with Western Power and expect to provide updates in the coming months.

Upon securing all necessary permits, South Energy anticipates commencing solar farm construction in 2021 and becoming fully operational by the end of 2022.

Visit waroonasolar.com.au & bengersolar.com.au to find out more about these projects.

Thank you to the Latrobe community for your support

South Energy would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to the members of the community who attended the information session on Sunday, 15 September 2019 – especially to those who helped organise the event at the Glengarry Mechanics Hall. It was a very informative session, filled with delicious food, great company and we have gathered a lot of valuable feedback that will be carefully considered by the project. Thank you to all!

For those who could not attend or have any further questions, please feel free to contact us via email frasers@southenergy.com.au should you wish to discuss the project in more detail.

Latrobe Community Information Drop-In Session 15/09/19

As you may be aware, South Energy is proposing a 75-megawatt solar farm near Glengarry North, Victoria. Known as Frasers Solar Farm, the project will generate enough clean power for the equivalent of approximately 25,000 households and reduce harmful carbon dioxide emissions by the equivalent of approximately 157,000 tonnes per year (equal to taking 33,000 cars off the road).

At this stage, South Energy is in the process of drafting a Development Application to be submitted to Latrobe City Council. We understand this proposal is of interest to you and would like to invite you to attend the Glengarry Community Drop-in Session we will be hosting at the Glengarry Mechanics Hall on Sunday, 15 September from 1-3:30PM.

With catering by the Glengarry Community Association, the drop-in session will be an ideal opportunity to have your questions answered by members of the project team.

What: Frasers Solar Farm Community Drop-in Session

Where: Glengarry Mechanics Hall

When: Sunday, 15 September, 1-3:30PM

Contact: frasers@southenergy.com.au

More info: www.fraserssolar.com.au

Waroona Community Information Session on 01/08/2019

The planning application for the project has been prepared and will be lodged with the Shire of Waroona shortly. Technical specialists from the fields of ecology, geotechnical, visual landscaping, and traffic have been engaged to ensure that all aspects of the project are carefully assessed, and any impacts are appropriately mitigated.

We understand the importance of community engagement to ensure that local opinions, perspectives and ideas are heard and considered by this project. An information session about the proposed solar farm will be held on:

Date:              Thursday, 1 August 2019
Time:              Drop in anytime between 3.30 – 7.00pm
Location:        Waroona Memorial Hall, 86 South Western Highway, Waroona WA 6215

We wish to take this opportunity to share our vision with the community and would welcome your comments on the proposed solar farm.