Yarrabee Solar Project

Utilising the latest technology

To ensure the highest performance to optimise the electricity generated from the project, Reach Solar Energy will carefully analyse solar technologies. The Yarrabee Solar Project will utilise:

  • PV modules using PV solar panels and single axis tracking system
  • DC to AC inverter stations
  • Ancillary Services equipment to assist the grid, including energy storage system and synchronous condensers
  • A new, 330kV high voltage electrical substation immediately adjacent to the existing Wagga to Darlington Point transmission line
  • Grid connection from the new substation to the existing Wagga 330kV to Darlington Point transmission line

“We’re excited to see the impact and on-going benefits of such a valuable, renewable energy project for the east coast of Australia.”

Facts

Yarrabee Solar Project’s numbers

540,000

Equivalent of up-to 540,000 cars removed from the roads

2,250

Total Project Energy: up-to 2,250 GWh

315,000

Equivalent number of houses powered: up-to 315,000

450

Up-to 450 Jobs During Construction

Our Team

Tony Concannon

Former Executive Director of International Power plc (2004 to 2011), previous Chairman of the Electricity Supply Association of Australia, CEO for IPR Australia and CEO Asia-Pacific region for GDF-SUEZ energy until Q1 2014. Over 30 years experience, half of which was based in the Asia-Pacific region.

Andy Biffen

Andy has over 30 years in the power sector experience and has worked in numerous overseas locations. Andy is currently CEO of the first privately owned power and water facility (Shamal Azzour) in Kuwait (currently under construction and with a total project cost of circa $US 1.8 billion). His career spans both fossil fuels and renewable energy sectors.

David Webster

David has led the development of several renewable energy projects across Australia including the Ord River Hydroelectric power station and the Appin coal seam methane conversion project. Business development for Lend Lease and Transurban. The most recent project is the Karratha Airport Solar Project which was a successful recipient of an ARENA grant.

Julian Dichiera

Julian has 20 years power industry experience with International Power GdF Suez and most recently as Technical Director for Summit Global Power a subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation in Abu Dhabi. The last 11 years based in the Middle East, responsible for all technical matters relating to the development and implementation of new power and desalination projects, including contract negotiation and asset management.

Chris Kendall

Chris has over 20 years of Australian and international experience in structuring and raising project and corporate finance for infrastructure development across a range of sectors. Chris was previously the Australian Head of Corporate finance for International Power plc and Director, Acquisitions Investments and financial advisory for GDF SUEZ energy in Asia.