Australia – Amp Energy’s Australian subsidiary has formed the Renewable Energy Hub of South Australia (REHSA).
REHSA is a strategic portfolio of large scale integrated Solar PV, Wind, and Battery Energy Storage (BESS) assets in South Australia. The South Australian Renewable Energy Hub also includes the location of the Spencer Gulf Hydrogen Energy Ecoplex, which is part of the state government’s Hydrogen Action Plan.
The portfolio, which was acquired from EPS, includes three large Solar PV projects totaling over 1.3 GW of generation, located at Robertstown (636 MW), Bungama (336 MW), and Yoorndoo Ilga (388 MW), with a total BESS capacity of up to 540MW across the portfolio.
550 new jobs
The Robertstown and Bungama projects are expected to start staged energization in late 2022, with development approvals and land secured. These two projects alone will generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 230,000 homes each year, creating up to 550 equivalent full-time construction jobs, including those for the regional workforce. South Australia’s Renewable Energy Hub would receive more than $2 billion in total investment.
Expansion in Australia
Amp’s expansion in Australia continues with the establishment of this strategic portfolio, which now includes 158 MW of operating or under construction solar PV assets in New South Wales. Amp’s NSW assets include the 39 MW Molong Solar Farm near Orange, which achieved 100 percent generation in December 2020, only two months after it was first energized.
Amp’s expansion into Australia will include the implementation of Amp X, a proprietary digital energy platform owned entirely by Amp that offers a diverse portfolio of disruptive and interoperable grid edge solutions. Amp X is equipped with a cutting-edge smart transformer that enables real-time autonomous management and optimized dispatch of all types of distributed generation and loads across the grid.