Powerlink has been engaged by Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) to connect the Lilyvale Solar Farm to the high voltage electricity transmission network. The 100MW large-scale solar project will be connected in Central Queensland.
Lilyvale Solar Farm will be constructed 50km north-east of Emerald, creating 200 construction jobs in the region.
Powerlink will construct a new substation and short transmission line connection as part of the project.
A connection and access agreement has been signed. Financial close for the solar farm was reached in September 2017. Construction is expected to commence in early 2018, for completion by late 2018 (weather permitting).