Powerlink has been engaged by Edify Energy to connect Whitsunday and Hamilton Solar Farms to the existing transmission network near Collinsville. The two solar farms will generate 115MW of energy. Powerlink will construct a new 132kV transmission line and substation for the two connections, and an additional feeder bay at our existing Strathmore Substation.
A connection and access agreement has been signed. Financial close for the solar farm projects was reached in March 2017. Construction works started during September 2017, with connection works expected to be completed by mid 2018 (weather permitting).
Transformer delivery in February 2018