The Beryl Solar Power Plant (Beryl) is located in Central West NSW, approximately five kilometres west of Gulgong. The Business has agreed to acquire the 110.9MWDC project from First Solar FE Holdings Pte Ltd (First Solar) – a global leader in the development of large scale solar projects and manufacturer of solar modules.
Beryl has been operating commercially since June 2019, and sells 134,000MWh of electricity per annum to Sydney Metro under a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA)1. The electricity produced by Beryl is used to meet the operational electricity needs of the Sydney Metro Northwest rail link.
Beryl is expected to generate more than 199,000MWh of electricity during its first operating year.
1 The Sydney Metro PPA represents approximately 69% of Beryl’s generation during the 15-year term.