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November 24, 2021

Bungala Solar Project, Australia

By Carmen

Bungala Solar Project is a 275.4MW solar PV power project. It is located in South Australia, Australia. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in May 2018.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Solar PV 275.4 275.4 Active South Australia, Australia Enel Green Power; Reach Solar Energy

Description

The project was developed by Enel Green Power and Reach Solar Energy. The project is co-owned by Dif Infrastructure IV Cooperatief UA and Enel Green Power, with their respective ownership stake of 50% each.

Bungala Solar Project is a ground-mounted solar project which is spread over an area of 600 hectares.

The project generates 570GWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 82,000 households, offsetting 520,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $315m.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in May 2018.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Origin Energy under a power purchase agreement for a period of 12 years from 2018. The contracted capacity is 220MW.

Contractors Involved

Green Light Contractors was selected to render EPC services for the solar PV power project.

JinkoSolar Holding was selected as the supplier of the PV modules for the project. The company installed 800,000 modules at the site.

The inverters were procured from SMA Solar Technology for the project.

The project is utilising single axis trackers supplied by NEXTracker.

Elecnor is the O&M contractor for the solar PV power project for a period of 5 years.

About Enel Green Power

Enel Green Power SpA (EGP), a subsidiary of Enel SpA, is an energy company that develops and manages activities of energy generation from renewable sources. The company is engaged in the generation of power from wind, geothermal, solar, and hydropower sources. It also has interests in various power plants in under construction and under authorization stages. EGP also has know-how in integrating innovative technologies such as storage systems into renewable power plants. The company serves a range of industries such as food and beverage, automotive, chemical, retail, cement, mining, tech, telecommunication and bank, among others. It operates power plants in South America, North America, Asia, Oceania, Europe and Africa. EGP is headquartered in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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