FRV kicks off commercial operations at 115-MW Aussie solar park
Image by: Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV).
The Aussie unit of sustainable energy developer and power producer Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) on Monday announced the commissioning of its 115-MW Metz solar photovoltaic (PV) park in New South Wales, Australia.
The plant, which started feeding electricity into the grid in December 2021, is now working at full capacity, its owner said. Beon Energy Solutions served as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the project.
Spanning 248 hectares (612.8 acres) of land in a rural area near Hillgrove, the solar farm is expected to be capable of producing more than 300,000 MWh of electricity annually, or enough to meet the demand of up to 40,000 local homes. The complex will operate under a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Australian power retailer Snowy Hydro.
Fotowatio Renewable Ventures Australia is jointly owned by FRV and Canadian investor and asset manager Omers Infrastructure. The latter agreed to buy a 49% stake in the Australian company in October 2021. According to the statement, the Aussie firm has developed close to 800 MW DC of solar projects.
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