30 March 2022
Fotowatio Renewable Ventures Australia, as part of Abdul Latif Jameel Energy and Canadian infrastructure fund OMERS, has achieved commercial operation status at its solar farm in Sebastopol, Australia, and it is working at 100% of its capacity. The plant has been generating clean energy since December 2021, contributing towards the energy demand and economic development of the local area, while helping to drive Australia’s transition to green energy.
Located in rural New South Wales, and spanning over 248 hectares, the plant has a net annual energy production capacity of approximately 200,000 MWh, with an output of 90 MWac, capable of meeting the energy demand of up to 40,000 households.
Forming an important part of FRV Australia’s clean energy portfolio, now fully operational, the plant will further drive FRV’s mission to support Australia’s clean energy mandate. The company has developed almost 800 MWdc of Australian PV assets built or under construction across 9 projects for a total project investment value of over 1 billion dollars.
So far, the project has positively impacted the local community, creating more than 200 jobs during construction and more jobs will be demanded now that Sebastopol is fully operative. These jobs will be mainly focused on asset management and Operational maintenance.
“We are delighted to see that Sebastopol Solar Farm is working at its full capacity and generating clean energy. This is a key milestone for FRV Australia´s commitment with energy transition to net zero emission”, said Carlo Frigerio, Managing Director of FRV Australia.
The project brings FRV closer to its goal of decarbonizing the international energy system and building a more sustainable future in its target markets.
Source: FRV Australia