A Development Consent has been granted for Jindera Solar Farm by the NSW Government.  This was obtained through a successful determination from the NSW Independent Planning Commission (IPC) on 22th December 2020.

The $168-million Jindera Solar Farm Project, 4km north of Jindera, would contribute 120 megawatts (AC) of energy to the National Electricity Market. It will include a battery facility with a capacity of 30MW / 60MWh which will enable the project to store solar energy for dispatch to the grid outside daylight hours or during times of peak demand.

It’s expected the Project will generate up to 200 construction and five ongoing operational jobs, as well as other direct and indirect benefits to the local community.

Additionally, Jindera Solar Farm has developed local funding plans to provide sustainable returns and benefits to the local area via a Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) with the Greater Hume Shire Council, worth $1.7m to the local community over the life of the project (plus CPI). 

Development of the Jindera Solar Farm will now progress to its final phases before construction can start. 

A copy of the determination can be found here