Renewable Energy Boost for Hammond

The green light has been given for development to start on a $350 million solar farm project 5km north of Murray Bridge at Pallamana.

RES (Renewable Energy Systems) will now seek financing and construction contracts for the 176MW solar panel array and large battery.

It is the latest in a string of renewable energy investments across South Australia reinforcing the Marshall Government’s commitment to providing reliable and affordable renewable energy.

Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick MP welcomes this announcement and the 200 direct and 320 indirect jobs it will bring to the electorate.

“This is yet another development currently underway in the electorate of Hammond and follows a string of announcements and developments in the last six months in various industries.

It really is wonderful to see so much happening in the region and with renewable energy in particular,” Mr Pederick said.

Vena Energy’s $200 million 95MW solar farm at Tailem Bend opened in May and just last week operations began at the Mobilong solar farm adding another 5MW to the grid.