Goorambat East

Goorambat East Solar Farm


The proposed Goorambat East Solar Farm is a renewable energy development located about 12 kilometres north of Benalla and about 500 metres to the south of the Goorambat township in Victoria, on the land of the Yorta Yorta people. ENGIE has now purchased the project from Neoen.

The site is about 630 hectares across five private rural properties in the Benalla Rural City Council local government area and is primarily accessible from the Goorambat-Chesney Road, Spinks Lane and Saunders Road.

The project involves the construction, commissioning and operation of an up to 250 Megawatt (MW) solar farm that aims to provide affordable and reliable, clean energy for Victorian homes and businesses.  Up to 200 jobs are expected to be created during the peak of construction. 

A planning permit for the solar PV array and connection assets was approved in December 2019 by Benalla Rural City Council.

The Goorambat East Solar Farm is a community-led initiative supporting utility-scale renewable development for the Goorambat area. 

Solar energy is an unlimited source of free energy that can be converted into electricity using a range of ever-improving techniques. Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels are currently the most widespread type of solar PV technology, however other types of solar PV are being developed that can be integrated into buildings, such as flexible PV and even PV paint. Have a look at the great work of Heliatek.

According to the International Energy Agency, renewable power capacity is set to expand by 50% between 2019 and 2024, led by solar PV. Solar energy could account for as much as 16% of total electricity production by 2050 (compared to 1.8% in 2016).

That’s why companies like ENGIE are investing in solar energy, an inexhaustible energy source with low CO2 emissions which sustainably meets our emerging energy needs.

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Overview

Location: Goorambat, Victoria
Maximum Capacity: 250 MW ac 

Features:

  • Located about 12km north of Benalla
  • Up to 500,000 Solar Photovoltaic (PV) panels
  • Stationed across an area of 630 hectares of rural land 
  • Completion expected in 2026
     

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Supplier and employment opportunities

ENGIE has a robust local engagement strategy and is firmly committed to creating jobs for local people and engaging with Indigenous and local suppliers. Whether it’s earthworks, infrastructure, building contractors, machinery operators and engineering, or accommodation, administration, catering, freight and cleaners – a number of skills and suppliers will be required by our head contractor during the construction phase of the project, including opportunities for local and Indigenous suppliers.

Head contractors 
The proposed project will be delivered for and on behalf of ENGIE via ‘head contractors.’ The head contractors will be responsible for subcontracting a range of skills and suppliers. As part of our key objectives for the project, ENGIE will continue to work closely with its head contractors to ensure the delivery and quality of opportunities for local and Indigenous people and suppliers.

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