ATHENS – Mytilineos S.A.on Friday announced the start of construction of the Wyalong Solar Farm in New South Wales, Australia, through its Renewables and Storage Development (RSD) Business Unit.
The project, once completed, will have an overall green capacity of 75 MW and it will provide sustainable, clean energy by converting energy from the sun to electricity. Specifically, the Wyalong Solar Farm will generate enough electricity to power approximately 27,000 Australian homes.
The Wyalong Solar Farm has already secured a high quality long-term PPA with established partner NBM Co, an Australian Government Business Enterprise, tasked to design, build, and operate Australia’s National Broadband Network. With this PPA, NBN Co. will further support its sustainability goals. The PPA is the first for NBN Co as part of its commitment to purchase 100% renewable electricity by December 2025. As Mytilineos always seeks to return value to the local communities in which it operates, 150 local qualified workers will be hired on site. Construction will be conducted for approximately 6 months, prior to commencement of commissioning activities. Mytilineos is well-positioned in Australia and worldwide, to grow its renewable energy platform, prioritising responsible development and safety. More specifically Mytilineos’ Australian portfolio in various stages exceeds the capacity of c. 750 MW.