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APA Group secures millions in funding for WA solar farm


Posted by Monica Gameng

A $5.5 million grant has been awarded to APA Group by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) for the proposed Emu Downs solar farm near Cervantes in Western Australia, part of ARENA’s latest round of funding grants.

Emu Downs solar farm is one of the 12 projects that were chosen by ARENA, and will be able to help decrease energy cost as well as triple the country’s large-scale solar power generation. The 20-megawatt solar farm is expected to cost $47.2 million to build. 

ARENA will also be partially funding six solar plants in Queensland and five other projects in New South Wales. A combined 480-megawatts of electricity is expected from all these renewable energy projects.

“It is now up to successful companies to deliver these projects in line with ARENA’s requirements, which could see all plants built by the end of next year,” said ARENA’s Chief Executive Ivor Frischnecht.

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Source: Business News WA

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

As PlantMiner's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1000 posts. She truly is an industry expert. Monica's passion for educating and inspiring readers saw the PlantMiner blog recognised by Feedspot as one of the Best Australian Construction Blogs in 2018 and 2019. PlantMiner is Australia's largest online construction marketplace. Sign up as a vendor to find and engage with civil and commercial contractors across Australia. Alternatively, if you're looking for plant and equipment you can compare equipment and subcontractor quotes from vendors near you in just a few steps.