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“RES (Renewable Energy Systems) Australia introduces two renewable energy projects proposed in the Central West region of NSW.
The Projects are located adjacent to each other, within the Mid-West Regional Council area and the Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone (REZ). This zone is one of a number of renewable energy zones across NSW that are anticipated to play a vital role in delivering affordable, reliable energy generation to help replace the State’s existing power stations, as they come to their scheduled end of life. Other REZs are located in the New England, South-West, Hunter-Central Coast and Illawarra regions.
The Central-West Orana, New England, and South-West REZs, in particular, are anticipated to open up a significant pipeline of large-scale renewable energy projects that will support private investment and provide flow on economic benefits to communities in these regions.
RES is currently assessing the feasibility of both the Tallawang Solar Farm and Barneys Reef Wind Farm Projects and is undertaking some preliminary environmental studies. As part of this, RES is seeking feedback on the Projects from key stakeholders and local community members.
Since 2004, RES has a proud history of working with communities to develop projects in Australia, including the Taralga Wind Farm (NSW), Ararat Wind Farm (VIC), Murra Warra Wind Farm stage 1 and 2 (VIC), Emerald Solar Farm (QLD), the construction and asset management of the Lal Lal Wind Farm (VIC), and the Columboola Solar Farm (QLD). Currently, the construction and asset management portfolio under management by RES in Australia is over 1.1GW.
RES is committed to building strong local relationships with key stakeholders and communities as part of their early planning and understands the importance of ensuring local participation and community input, to achieve positive local and regional community benefits.