Powerlink has been engaged by Pacific Hydro to connect the Haughton Solar Farm to the transmission network. The potential 1,200 hectare solar farm is located about 60 kilometres south of Townsville. The solar farm will be delivered progressively, with stage one involving connection of 100MW in generation to Powerlink’s transmission network via a new adjacent 275kV substation.
A connection and access agreement has been signed. Powerlink commenced construction works in May 2018, with the solar farm expected to be fully operational in early 2019.