Enel Green Power awarded support agreement for 34 MW of new solar capacity in Australian state renewable auction

Published on Thursday, 13 September 2018

“With this latest milestone, Enel Green Power is taking another step to pursue growth in Australia. The Cohuna solar project will contribute to the achievement of Victoria’s ambitious renewable energy targets, in line with Enel Green Power’s global vision for renewables”

– Antonio Cammisecra, Head of Enel Green Power (EGP)

The Cohuna solar facility, which will be composed of around 87,000 bifacial modules, is expected to generate up to 77 GWh/year, which is equivalent to avoiding the emission of around 70,200 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere each year. 

The tender held by the State of Victoria was launched in November 2017 for 650 MW of renewable capacity, of which 100 MW was earmarked for solar. The tender is part of Victoria’s Renewable Energy Target (VRET) to source 25% of its electricity production from renewables by 2020 and 40% by 2025.

EGP is already present in Australia, where it has recently connected to the grid the first 45 MW feeder of the 137.7 MW2 Bungala Solar One PV plant. The facility is part of the Bungala Solar PV Project, located near Port Augusta, South Australia. Once operational, the overall Bungala Solar PV Project will have a total capacity of more than 275 MW.