Genex's 50-MW Kidston solar park working at full capacity
Kidston Solar Project (Phase One). Source: Genex Power Ltd (www.genexpower.com.au)
Australia's Genex Power Ltd (ASX:GNX) said today that practical completion has been achieved at its 50-MW Kidston Stage 1 solar project in Queensland.
The developer explained that this is the final milestone for the project, marking the end of the construction and commissioning phases. The plant, itself, started feeding electricity into National Electricity Market (NEM) at the end of last year and is now working at full capacity.
UGL Pty Ltd, part of CIMIC Group Ltd (ASX:CIM), was the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the project. The company will operate and maintain the solar park under a five-year contract, which can be subsequently extended by an additional five years.
The Kidston Stage 1 solar park will be part of Genex’s renewable energy hub in Kidston, together with the 270-MW Kidston Stage 2 solar project and the 250-MW Kidston Stage 2 pumped storage hydro (K2-Hydro) project.
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