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Bostocks Creek Solar Farm

Overview
Solar Facility: 4.95 Megawatt micro Solar Facility
Panel Format: 1P Single portrait PV panel arrangement on single axis ground mounted trackers.
Site area: Approx 17 hectares
Development cost: Development Cost- is it still $6 million?
Construction period: 3-6 months, commencing late 2021 / early 2022
Summary

Bison Energy Australia have successfully completed the development stage of the project.

Planning approval was granted by the Victorian Planning Minister for the 4.95 Megawatt micro Solar Facility at 931 Camperdown-Cobden Road, Bostocks Creek, approximately 2.5 kilometres north east of Cobden. The proposed facility will only occupy an area of approximately 15-17 hectares leaving plenty of land to remain as agricultural farming.

Sheep will remain grazing in and around the facility- a term called ‘AgriVoltaics’ which is a great outcome for the facility and the local community.

The Bostocks Creek Solar Farm will be connected to Powercor’s 22kV network and will generate approximately enough electricity to power 1540 standard residential homes.

The project’s footprint enables a more compact development on the land and avoid any substantial impacts on surrounding properties, or loss of productive agricultural land. The proposal also utilises the most up to date PV panel technology to generate maximum energy output over a smaller area of land.

The site was identified as a suitable candidate for operation for a solar facility primarily because it’s direct access to the Powercor network on Camperdown-Cobden Road with the adjacent 22kV transmission line, which supports good capacity. Development of this site eliminates the need for any significant reconfiguration of the power supply network in the area as it can be directly connected with relatively minor works and effect to neighbours.

If you would like to be involved in this exciting development, get in touch via our community email address or free call 1800 10 55 04.

Progress

Bison Energy Australia is pleased to announce that the Bostocks Creek Solar Farm is now fully permitted. The construction stage is anticipated to commence over the next few months and is planned for completion by end of 2022, early 2023. Bison welcome any locals seeking to be involved or wanting further information to reach out to our office details below. The project will bring great social and financial benefits to the local community.

About Bison Energy

Bison Energy, who are a leading international large-scale renewable energy developer and investor with a portfolio of projects across Australia, Europe and Japan. The company identifies sites, coordinates lease or purchase land acquisitions, network connections and arranges all key commercial contracts including construction, Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and financing.

COMMUNITY FEEDBACK

We welcome your feedback,
and this ensures that any comments or concerns are heard and understood.
If you would like to discuss the development with Bison Energy,
please contact the team directly via email to
community@bisonenergy.net

For further information about the project, get in touch with the project management team on 1800 10 55 04.
For frequently asked questions, please click here.