Plenty Solar Farm

  • Project typeSolar farm construction
  • Project scheduleConstruction estimated to begin 2022-2023
  • Contractor nameLMS Energy
Photo of solar panels on a roof

Works will include

  • Design and construction of a 1.5MW Solar Farm on the former Plenty Land Fill Site by the contractor LMS Energy, with the potential for expanding the solar farm up to 5MW, in a staged development.

Following completion of the construction, LMS Energy will manage, maintain and operate the Solar Farm.

The development of the Plenty Solar Farm is linked to the completion of the landfill capping works under a separate contract, currently in progress. The landfill capping works are expected to be completed in mid-2021 with a 12 month contractual defects liability warranty maintenance period concluding in mid-2022.

Following successful completion of the landfill capping works contact, the Plenty landfill site can then be handed over to the contractor LMS Energy to commence construction works on the Solar Farm, commencing from mid-2022 to mid-2023.

Funding details

The capital cost of the solar farm project will be funded by the contractor LMS Energy. Council will purchase electrical energy from the Solar Farm through a long term retail Power Purchasing Agreement, for which Council has an ongoing operational budget.

Progress updates

April 2021 update

Currently, LMS Energy are working on producing the concept design drawings for the 1.5MW Solar Farm. They are also working on the Community Investment Strategy and the Community Consultation and Engagement Plan, in collaboration with Council Officers.

 

Location

Yan Yean Road, Plenty 3090  View map

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