PORT AUGUSTA PROJECT

Port Augusta: our first big renewables project in the Australian market

Iberdrola group is working on what will be its first large renewable energy development in Australia: the Port Augusta complex. This is a hybrid facility which will include a wind farm and a photovoltaic plant providing a total installed capacity of 317 MW. This project marks the culmination of its entry into the Australian market.

Location
State of South Australia (Australia)

Total installed capacity
317 MW

Investment
500 million Australian Dollars

Commissioning
2021

Port Augusta
project

Iberdrola group is putting the final touches to its entry into a new energy market, Australia, which has significant potential for renewable energy projects, most notably wind, solar, hybrid and storage solutions.

Within this framework, the company is negotiating with a number of contractors for the main supplies and services associated for its first large-scale renewable energy development in the country, Port Augusta, a hybrid project which will include a wind farm and a photovoltaic plant providing a total of 317 megawatts (MW) of installed capacity.

The complex, to be built in the state of South Australia, will involve an investment of 500 million Australian Dollars (over €310m) and could come into operation sometime in 2021.

Port Augusta forms part of Iberdrola's portfolio of projects in the country, which totals some 650 MW of energy and includes wind and solar facilities in Queensland and South Australia.