ENERGY STORAGE

AGL and Someva Renewables form 2GW Australian wind, solar & storage JV

March 6, 2024

AGL and Someva Renewables have formed a joint venture to develop Pottinger Energy Park – in New South Wales (NSW), Australia – which is expected to consist of a 1.2 GW wind farm, 300 MW solar farm, and 500 MW / 2,000 MWh battery energy storage system.

The proposed Pottinger Energy Park is located 60 kilometres south of Hay and 75 kilometres north of Deniliquin and is located within the NSW Gazetted South West Renewable Energy Zone.

Someva Renewables is leading the design, community engagement and regulatory approval process for the Pottinger Energy Park development. If approved, construction on the Pottinger Energy Park could commence in 2026, potentially creating up to 800 construction jobs and 60 ongoing jobs through operation.

AGL chief operating officer Markus Brokhof said: “We are exploring the development of a significant wind, solar and battery project at the Pottinger Energy Park as we seek to accelerate options to develop projects that will contribute to our ambition of adding 12 GW of new renewable generation and firming capacity to our portfolio by the end of 2035.”

Someva Renewables managing director Jamie Chivers added: “As we progress our plans in partnership with Someva, we will engage regularly with the local community, traditional owners, and business and environmental groups to understand their feedback to assist us to develop a project that will benefit the region. The Pottinger Energy Park could play an important role in NSW’s energy transition by providing reliable renewable energy for up to 830,000 average NSW homes while also delivering an economic boost to the Riverina.”