Neoen gives the go-ahead on 412 MW wind farm in South Australia

Neoen S.A. is a renewable energy production company, engages in the design, development, finance, construction project management, and operation of renewable energy power plants. Neoen S.A. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Paris, France. Neoen S.A. is a subsidiary of Impala SAS.

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  • Neoen commenced early works on the construction of its 412 MW Goyder South Stage 1 wind farm in South Australia in late December 2021
  • Notice to proceed under a turn-key construction contract was given to a consortium of GE Renewable Energy and Elecnor
  • The Australian Capital Territory Government is Goyder’s foundational client, with a 14-year contract for 100 MW
  • Neoen ownership structure: Impala (46.53%), free float (40.68%), Cartusia / Mr. Xavier Barbaro (1.61%), FSP (6.49%), Bpifrance (4.69%)

Neoen (Euronext Paris: NEOEN) has officially launched its Goyder Renewables Zone project in South Australia. Notice to proceed was given to a consortium of GE Renewable Energy and Elecnor in late December 2021 for the construction of a 412 MW wind farm known as Goyder South Stage 1. The wind farm will consist of 75 GE 5.5-158 Cypress turbines. The power plant will be connected to ElectraNet’s Robertstown substation via a new transmission line. Early works have commenced, and with supplementary approvals finalized, major construction works are scheduled to start in Q2 2022. The wind farm is expected to be operational in 2024.

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Canberra prides itself as a leader on climate action, with our 100% renewable electricity-powered economy creating a healthier and more sustainable future. Our work with renewable energy generators, like Neoen, has been critical to achieving Canberra’s renewable electricity target. The ACT’s contract with the Goyder wind farm means that Canberra’s electricity supply will continue to be sourced from 100% renewable electricity in the coming years. This will allow us to accommodate a growing population, support renewable energy initiatives such as electric vehicles and transition our economy off fossil gas.

Shane Rattenbury, ACT Government’s Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability

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  • We are thrilled to break ground at Goyder, which is the most ambitious project in Neoen’s portfolio. I would like to congratulate our team for their hard work, audacity, and commitment. Goyder perfectly illustrates Neoen’s approach; the creation of highly competitive large-scale renewable energy product offerings, which deliver value for multiple customers. Boosted by now having 5.4 GW of assets in operation or under construction, we are more confident than ever in our ability to achieve our target of 10 GW in 2025.

    Xavier Barbaro, Neoen’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

    Goyder South Stage 1 is the first part of Neoen’s Goyder Renewables Zone, a flagship project combining wind, solar, and storage, located near Burra in South Australia’s Mid-North region. Goyder South has received development approval for a total of 1200 MW of wind generation, 600 MW of solar generation, and 900 MW of battery storage capacity, making it the State’s largest renewable project. Future stages of the project will be unlocked with the arrival of Project EnergyConnect, the new 800 MW transmission interconnector linking South Australia with New South Wales, supporting South Australia’s ambition to become a major clean energy exporter.

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