Photovoltaic plant Avonlie

We are participating in Australia's energy transformation with the Avonlie photovoltaic plant

The Avonlie photovoltaic plant is  located in New South Wales, Australia and has a generating capacity of 245 megawatts (MW). With more than 450,000 solar panels, it generates enough electricity to meet the needs of around 100,000 households in the region.

Photovoltaic plant Avonlie
Operating plant

Photovoltaic plant Avonlie

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Location: Narrandera (Australia)
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Total installed capacity: 245 MWdc
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Start of construction: 2021
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Entry into operation: 2023

Australia's electricity market is undergoing a profound transformation from a fossil fuel-centric system to a renewable generation system. In this scenario, we continue to drive the energy transition with Avonlie, a 245 megawatt (MW) large-scale solar plant located near the town of Narrandera in New South Wales. 

The project, operational from August 2023, has more than 450,000 solar panels mounted on a single-axis tracking system generating electricity to meet the needs of around 100,000 households in the region. Spread over 802 hectares, the Avonlie PV plant prevents more than 157,000 tonnes of carbon emissions per year.

We bought the project, still under development, from the UK-based multinational Renewable Energy Systems Group (RES). It was the company's largest solar farm at the time. The project received development approval from the Department of Planning and Environment in August 2019 and construction began in 2021. It finally became operational in 2023.

The project has created more than 230 full-time jobs during construction and a large number of direct and indirect jobs during its estimated 35-year operating life. 

The Avonlie PV plant connects directly to a 132 kV dual grid connection that passes through the project site about 20 kilometres south of Narrandera. It generates approximately 500 gigawatt hours of renewable energy per year, providing our growing customer base with a diversified supply of low-cost, clean energy.

Iberdrola, world leader in renewable energies

At Iberdrola, we decided to commit to renewable energies more than two decades ago as a fundamental pillar on which to build our safe, clean and competitive business model. Thanks to this vision, we are today world leaders in renewable energies, reaching 42,187 MW of renewables in operation by the end of 2023.

This commitment is reflected in our record investment plan of €47 billion in the period 2023-2025, of which we will allocate 17,000 million euros to the renewables business. With these investments, we will increase our installed renewable capacity by 12,100 MW to 52,000 MW by 2025 —6,300 MW of photovoltaic, 3,100 MW of onshore wind, 1,800 MW of offshore, 700 MW of batteries and 200 MW of hydro.