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South Keswick Solar Farm Community Meeting 20th April 2017

Neoen and its Principal Contractor, Bouygues Construction Australia (BYCA), held a community meeting for the South Keswick Solar Farm at the Dubbo RSL Club at 6:00pm on 20th April 2017. Several members from the community attended the event, and were informed about the project. Please click on this link to see the flyer that was distributed.

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Narromine Solar Farm Community Meeting 1st March 2017

Neoen and its Principal Contractor, Bouygues Construction Australia (BYCA), held a community meeting for Narromine Solar Farm at the Narromine United Service Memorial Club at 5:00pm on 1st March 2017. Members from the community attended the event, and were informed about the project. Please click on this link to see the flyer that was distributed.

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The Dubbo Solar Hub gets financed and starts construction

Approximately 4 months after Neoen received confirmation of ARENA’s grant for the Dubbo Solar Hub, the project reaches Financial Close. Together with the Parkes and Griffith solar farms, the Dubbo Solar Hub is the first project to reach this milestone in the context of the ARENA large-scale solar competitive round. ARENA and the CEFC describe this success in the following press releases: https://arena.gov.au/media/nsws-solar-bonanza-become-reality/ http://www.cleanenergyfinancecorp.com.au/media/files/cefc-accelerates-large-scale-solar-construction-in-new-south-wales-with-$150-million-investment.aspx Bouygues Construction, the contractor chosen by Neoen to build this project, have received notice to proceed and are set [...]

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Dubbo Solar Hub receives federal funding

The Neoen team is proud to announce that the Dubbo Solar Hub is one of 12 Australian projects that will receive federal funding in the context of the ARENA large-scale solar competitive round (http://arena.gov.au/media/historic-day-australian-solar-12-new-plants-get-support/). The tender had attracted tremendous interest from the industry with 77 proposals seeking to benefit from the $100m available funding. This major milestone means that Neoen will move forward with the construction of the Dubbo and Narromine Solar Farms, and early works for both projects are expected to begin before the end of 2016.

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Dubbo Solar Hub receives development approval

Neoen is glad to announce that its Dubbo and Narromine sites received development approvals respectively from the Western Plains Regional Council and the Narromine Shire Council, both overseen by Joint Regional Planning Panel. These approvals were obtained by Neoen on June 14th, and demonstrate that the Dubbo Solar Hub is environmentally sound in addition to producing clean energy.

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Essential Energy signs offer to connect for both sites

Neoen is glad to announce that Essentiel Energy made Offers to Connect for both Dubbo and Narromine sites. These offers were made on June 14th. This is the last step before the signature of a connection agreement and confirms the avalability of sufficent capacity at the connection point as well as the design and costs associated to the projects connection.

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Development Application lodgement

The Development Application (DA), including a Statement of Environmental Effects (SEE), was lodged on Tuesday 26th April 2016. Given the capital investment value of the project, the ultimate approval body will be the Joint Regional Planning Panels. Neighbouring landowners will be informed about the project’s advancement. Neoen seeks Development Approval by mid-June 2016, which is considered achievable given the support demonstrated by the Dubbo and Narromine City Councils, in line with the NSW Renewable Energy Action Plan.

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Dubbo Solar Hub presentations

Neoen would like to thank the 23 members of the Narromine and Dubbo communities who have respectively attended the Community Information Sessions on the 16th and 17th December 2015 . For the ones who couldn’t attend, the presentations can be downloaded on this link (Dubbo – South Keswick project) and this link (Narromine project). Any question regarding the presentations can be sent to the project contact address (contact@dubbosolarhub.com.au).

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