Two new renewable energy projects for South Australia
February 16th, 2018
Leading Australasian renewable energy operator Tilt Renewables has announced advances in two new renewable energy projects for South Australia.
A new 300 MW, 1350MWh pumped hydro energy storage project at Highbury is moving to the approvals phase; and a grant of more than $7 million has been announced from SA’s Renewable Technology Fund to support the development of the Snowtown North Solar Farm and Battery Energy Storage System Project.
“Together, these projects will make a meaningful contribution to the State’s renewable energy and security of supply targets and economic priorities,” said Tilt Renewables Chief Executive Deion Campbell.
The projects also reinforce Tilt Renewables’ long-term commitment to the South Australian electricity market and associated support of local communities.
“We have already invested close to $1B in SA and are well placed to help the State continue to lead the world in integrating large-scale intermittent renewable generation technology,” Mr Campbell said.
At an event hosted by Tilt Renewables today at the site of the Highbury project, South Australia’s Energy Minister, the Hon. Tom Koutsantonis congratulated Tilt renewables for the success of their application to the Renewable Technology Fund and for their vision in the development of these cutting-edge renewable energy projects.
Approximately 200 site staff will be employed during the 12-month construction of the Snowtown facility and up to 300 people over 30 months at Highbury. Read more…