Pacific Hydro is continuing to engage with the community on the proposed Daroobalgie Solar Farm, located 11 kilometers north east of Forbes in NSW.

The project will support up to 320 jobs during construction in regional NSW, with an investment of $180 million dollars to provide clean electricity to power the equivalent of 34,000 homes each year.

The proposed solar farm comprises new infrastructure including approximately 420,000 solar panels on a 300-hectare site, an 8.5 kilometre transmission line to connect the solar farm to the existing electricity transmission network and a battery energy storage system to store intermittent energy produced from the solar panels.

A detailed Environmental Impact Statement is currently being prepared by Pacific Hydro to investigate the potential benefits and impacts of the proposed Project. Jonathan Spink, Director of Engineering and Projects, said that “Pacific Hydro understands that the successful delivery of our projects is dependent on the way we engage and involve our neighbours, communities, and stakeholders throughout all stages of the project, from planning through to construction and ongoing operations.”

The Pacific Hydro team will be in Forbes to meet with local community members to discuss the Project in early May 2021. Come along and find out more about the project at one of two sessions:

  • Thursday 6th May: Forbes Youth and Community Centre, 1 Battye St Forbes – drop in anytime between 5pm and 9pm.
  • Saturday 8th May: Forbes Rotary Markets at Lions Park, Junction Street Forbes – drop by anytime between 8am and 12pm.

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For further media information contact Jessica Storer, Communications Manager at Pacific Hydro on 1800 730 734 or [email protected]

About Pacific Hydro: Founded in Australia in 1992, Pacific Hydro operates a high quality, diversified portfolio of wind, solar and hydro renewable assets in Australia, and has a significant pipeline of renewable projects under development, as well as a growing electricity and gas retail business, Tango Energy. Pacific Hydro is owned by State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC). SPIC is one of the top five power generation groups in China.