Panels of Solar Farm, Ballarat, Victoria

AusNet Services has been appointed to connect the 125MW Glenrowan Solar Farm in Victoria’s northeast to the grid.

When completed in late 2023, the solar farm will provide enough clean energy to power 45,000 Australian homes. 

AusNet, along with its construction partners, were appointed by CIMIC Group company, Pacific Partnerships, to design, build, own and operate the transmission assets for the solar farm, 2km south-west of Glenrowan.  

Since 2017, AusNet has delivered the infrastructure to connect nearly 2GW of renewables and battery storage to the market.  

AusNet will build approximately 5km of new 33kV grid connection assets from the solar farm to the Glenrowan Terminal Station. 

AusNet will also install a new 120MVA transformer at the terminal station. 

The Glenrowan Solar Farm will be the third renewable energy generator to connect to AusNet’s network in the Glenrowan area. 

Chief Development Officer at AusNet, Chad Hymas, said the company’s transmission expertise, local knowledge and experience delivering grid connections meant it was ideally placed to deliver the new infrastructure. 

“We are proud to be supporting Victoria’s transition to renewable energy,” Mr Hymas said. 

“We are supporting local jobs and delivering this project with local partners Wilson Transformer Company and PowerNet Construction to drive a more sustainable future for Victoria.”

Detailed design work is currently underway, with construction expected to commence later in 2022. 

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