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Winton Solar Farm in VIC to support 150 construction jobs


Posted by Monica Gameng

The State Government has signed a Support Agreement with Fotowatia Renewable Ventures (FRV) for its 85MW-AC Winton Solar Farm located near Benalla, Victoria. This Support Agreement is in line with the Victorian Renewable Energy 2017 Reverse Auction Scheme that will support the Victorian Renewable Energy Targets (VRET)

This agreement will ensure the project’s revenue certainty, which pushes the construction of the Winton Solar Farm to commence in the first quarter of 2019.

Once the solar farm is operational, it will be able to produce enough renewable energy to power approximately 50,000 homes in the State and reduce up to 150,000 tonnes of CO2 each year.

Winton_Map_V2-01-e1525754807907Project location (source: Winton Solar Farm)

“FRV has a firm commitment to Victoria’s renewable energy targets. We are working to ensure that at least 25 per cent of the State’s electricity generation comes from renewable energy sources by 2020, rising to 40 per cent of the generation by 2025. For this reason, we will continue promoting the generation of clean and affordable energy in the country as well as creating local employment and actions that contribute positively to the country’s social development,” FRV Managing Director Australia Carlo Frigerio

The Winton Solar Farm is going to be built on a 250 hectare site approximately 25 kilometres south west of Wangaratta, and its construction is expected to employ up to 150 people.

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Source: Winton Solar Farm; Fotowatia Renewable Ventures; Renewables Now

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.