At a glance.
The Bendemeer Renewable Energy Hub is a sustainable project comprising of a 280MW DC solar field and 360MW wind farm, co-located in the beautiful community of Bendemeer, in the New England region of New South Wales.
This exciting project will consist of up to 430,000 solar panels and approximately 58 wind turbines. The solar project will be commenced first, followed by the wind farm, in order to meet the needs of the National Electricity Market. Other ancillary facilities such as transmission lines, switchyard, access roads (upgrading of existing roads and new built), operations and maintenance facilities will also be built.
This $1.2 billion project will provide a huge economic boost to the local community of Bendemeer and wider Tamworth region. More than 557 jobs will be created during the construction and operational phases of the project, which will also deliver unique opportunities for local skills growth, education and learning.
The Bendemeer Renewable Energy Hub will make important contributions towards the NSW Government’s net-zero emissions by 2050, by supplying clean renewable energy into the grid. This massive amount of clean energy is critical to replace the fossil energy from nearby coal-fired power plants, which will be decommissioned progressively from 2023.