DINAWAN ENERGY HUB

About The Project

Dinawan Energy Hub is a proposed hybrid wind, solar and battery storage project to be located in the heart of the South West Renewable Energy Zone in NSW. The combined output from multiple renewable energy technologies will enable reliable, clean power to be dispatched to the NSW electricity grid.

The Hub would generate enough electricity to power over one million average Australian homes per year and offset the emission of more than five million tonnes of carbon dioxide.

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Community

Planning

The project is in the early stages of planning which includes preliminary environmental studies and defining the project footprint. There will be a strong focus on consulting with the local community and stakeholders, including the Traditional Owners, during this stage and throughout the project.

Feedback

The project site is mostly flat, relatively remote and expansive allowing flexibility in wind and solar farm design based on community feedback.

 

 

Benefit Sharing

There will be extensive engagement with neighbours and the local community. We believe in sharing the benefits with the community. A Benefit Sharing Scheme will include a substantial community fund as well as an Electricity Offset Scheme.

Local Jobs

Hundreds of jobs will be generated during construction and operation of the project. Spark Renewables is committed to engaging local labour, including an emphasis on Aboriginal people and women wherever possible.

Agriculture

Dinawan Energy Hub will support agriculture by diversifying farmers’ incomes and support grazing opportunities across the project site.

Clean Energy

Spark Renewables is a signatory to the Clean Energy Council’s Community Engagement Best Practice Charter for Renewable Energy Developments. This involves a voluntary set of commitments that we will uphold when developing, constructing and operating projects.

Project News

Dinawan Energy Hub consultation
Spark Renewables has commenced community consultation for the proposed Dinawan Energy Hub – a hybrid wind, solar and battery storage project. Informal drop-in sessions will be held at the Coly Club on Tuesday, 7 December 2021, and at the Jerilderie Council Hall on Wednesday, 8 December 2021. Drop in any time between 2pm to 7pm …

Dinawan Energy Hub consultation sessions, 7-8 December 2021 Read More »

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Spark Renewables has commenced community consultation for the proposed DinawanThe NSW government has put out the call to developers of gigawatts of large-scale solar and wind generation, as well as of load, storage and network infrastructure, to register their interest in populating another of its designated Renewable Energy Zones. Read the Article Here
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Spark Renewables has commenced community consultation for the proposed DinawanEnergy Hub – a hybrid wind, solar and battery storage project with a generation capacity ofup to 2.5 gigawatts.The project would be located on grazing country about halfway between Coleambally andJerilderie and would connect to the recently committed Project EnergyConnectinterconnector which will pass through the area. …

Community consultation commences for the proposed Dinawan Energy Hub Read More »

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This is the first community newsletter of the Dinawan Energy Hub (DEH) – a hybrid wind, solar and battery storage project plannedfor an area about halfway between Coleambally and Jerilderie on the land of the traditional owners of the Murrumbidgee plains. Click to view the Dinawan Energy Hub – October 2021 – Newsletter
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Spark Renewables, part of the ASX-100 Spark Infrastructure Group, is pleased to announce plans to develop a renewable energy generation and storage hub for up to 2.5GW in South West NSW.Following the successful development and construction of its Bomen Solar Farm in NSW in 2020, Spark Renewables is proposing to develop, construct, own and operate …

Dinawan Energy Hub – July 2021 – Media Release Read More »

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Location

Dinawan Energy Hub will be located about halfway between Coleambally and Jerilderie on the land of the traditional owners of the Murrumbidgee plains.

The project is on the route of the recently committed EnergyConnect interconnector which will run between Robertstown, SA and Wagga Wagga, NSW.

It is strategically positioned to support the network as well as the proposed Humelink and VNI West (Keranglink) interconnectors. Dinawan Energy Hub is in the South West Renewable Energy Zone.

Timeline

The project is considered State Significant Development under NSW planning legislation which means the consent authority will be the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces or the Independent Planning Commission.

The solar farm and battery require a separate development application to the wind farm.

The timeline below is for stage 1 of the project with future stages to follow. The project is currently in the preliminary phase of development, shown below as step 2.

Complete

Step 1

Project identification

Complete

2021

Step 2

Initiate community consultation and preliminary studies

2021

2022

Step 3

Development Application and Environmental Impact Statement

2022

2023

Step 4

Development consent

2023

2024

Step 5

Final investment decision

2024

2024-2025

Step 6

Construction

2024-2025

2025 onwards

Step 7

Operations

2025 onwards
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Get Involved

If you have questions, feedback or would just like to register for future updates, please complete this short online form. You can also call 1300 271 419 to speak to one of the Spark Renewables team.