Mannum Solar Farm acquired by Canadian Solar


Thursday, 17 January, 2019


Mannum Solar Farm acquired by Canadian Solar

Canadian Solar has announced its acquisition of the 30 MW Mannum Solar Farm, designed by Tetris Energy and based in South Australia.

The project is located adjacent to the Mannum 33/132 kV substation, which connects to the SA Power Networks feeders that are servicing the main Mannum to Adelaide SA Water pumps and pipeline. A connection agreement has been entered into with SA Power Networks.

The first 5 MW stage of the project will commence construction this month, with the second, 25 MW stage to follow later in 2019. Revenues for the first phase will be supported by a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Flow Power and a separate LGC agreement.

Mid-Murray region is home to several intensive agricultural businesses, which include large-scale dairy, a piggery and vegetable coolrooms. Flow Power has existing supply arrangements in place with some of these customers, including wine producer Pernod Ricard Winemakers, which last year announced it would enter into a PPA with Flow Power as part of its commitment to source 100% renewable energy. Flow Power will look to expand its competitive retail offering on the back of the Mannum Solar Farm PPA.

“We’re pleased to be working alongside Tetris Energy and Canadian Solar to deliver more effective, low-cost and renewable energy solutions to businesses in the Mid-Murray region and beyond,” Flow Power Managing Director Matthew van der Linden said.

Helen Strachan, Pernod Ricard Winemakers’ Legal and Corporate Affairs Director, added, “This is another exciting development for our business as we move towards our 100% renewable electricity goal, and for the broader industry providing cost-effective renewable energy solutions.

“We are proud to be leaders in defining the future of sustainable business in a rapidly changing environment.”

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