26  August 2022

Photo of Neoen Goyder teamConstruction is commencing on South Australia’s biggest wind farm, with Neoen’s Goyder South project to deliver an additional 412 MW of capacity to the grid in South Australia.

The wind farm will consist of 75 turbines and is expected to be operational in 2024. The project will create more than 400 jobs during the construction phase.

The commencement of construction work on the Goyder South project is a significant moment for renewable energy in South Australia.

Goyder South Stage 1 is the first part of Neoen’s Goyder Renewables Zone, wind, solar and storage. Goyder South has received development approval for a total of 1200 MW of wind generation, 600 MW of solar generation and 900 MW of battery storage capacity, making it the state’s largest renewable project.

At 412 MW, Goyder South Stage 1 is significantly bigger than the next biggest wind farm, the Snowtown Stage 2 site, which is 270 MW.

South Australian Premier Peter Malinauskas and Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis attended the formal commencement of construction at the site in Burra in the state’s mid-north yesterday.

Representatives from the local Ngadjuri Nation people joined Neoen Australia’s Managing Director Louis De Sambucy, Department for Energy and Mining Chief Executive Dr Paul Heithersay, and local service providers, land-owners and communities of the Mid North region to mark the occasion.

The South Australian government’s $593 million Hydrogen Jobs Plan will unlock as much as $20 billion worth of renewable energy projects, according to expert analysis.

For further information on the project go to https://goyderenergy.com.au