A new 11.18 Megawatt Solar Farm is set to be constructed on the New South Wales border South of Canberra, near the rural townships of Williamsdale and Burra. The 34 hectare Solar Farm consisting of 36,000 solar panels is expected to take approximately 9 months to complete, and will provide substantial public benefit to the Canberra community through production of renewable energy and improving the city's environmental sustainability.
As part of this project, Yates Electrical Services have been awarded the contract to complete construction works for Consolidated Power Projects on the Grid Connected Substation for the Solar Farm. We are very pleased to be providing such an important service on this project, which is set to commence in September of this year.
The proposal for this project was generated in response to ACT Government Policy Objectives for the generation of 90% of the ACT's energy requirements from renewable energy sources. The solar farm, once constructed, will meet the equivalent electricity requirements of approximately 2,500 houses in Canberra each year.