Bomen Solar Farm
Renew Estate has announced that two key milestones have been reached for the 120 megawatt (DC) Bomen Solar Farm project located near Wagga Wagga. Spark Infrastructure has acquired 100% of Bomen Solar Farm and the construction contract has been awarded to Beon Energy Solutions. Bomen Solar Farm has also signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Westpac. Under the PPA, Westpac has committed to purchase just over a quarter of the solar farm's output under a 10-year agreement. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said "...it demonstrates yet again that regional Australia is at the leading edge of technology and capable of hosting big projects which have statewide and national benefits."
The farm will require a peak workforce of up to 250 workers during the construction phase and produce energy equivalent to powering 36,000 homes.