Iberdrola Renewable Energy Park
Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park (PAREP) is Iberdrola's first renewable energy park in Australia. When built, the facility will be a 317 MW hybrid wind-solar project located about eight kilometres south-east of Port Augusta, in the State of South Australia, in the coastal region that borders the south of the Flinders Ranges. The site, which will cover an area of approximately 5,400 hectares, is located on either side of the A1 Princes Highway.
It is expected to be operational by 2021 and is likely to have a positive impact on local community and industry. The project will pave the way for the installation of more capacity in the coming years.
The Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park is a unique hybrid renewable energy development integrating wind and solar PV technology. With a capex of $500 million, the Renewable Energy Park project will provide around 320 MW of power on land in Port Augusta. Fifty wind turbines will take approximately 18 months to install with work on the 250,000 solar modules to start next year.
On completion, 20 ongoing full-time jobs will be created.
For Further information visit the Iberdrola Website.