Cohuna Solar PV Project

Located in the Shire of Gannawarra, in the Australian State of Victoria, Cohuna Solar PV Project is approximately 8 km south of the Cohuna township

 

Located in the Shire of Gannawarra, in the Australian State of Victoria, Cohuna Solar PV Project is approximately 8 km south of the Cohuna township.

The works started in April 2019 and are slated to close-off by year’s end. When fully operational, Cohuna will boast about 87,000 bi-faced panels that harness sunlight on both sides to achieve improved efficiency in energy generation. With 34 MW of installed capacity, the plant will be able to generate 77 GW/h per year and decrease CO2 emissions by about 70,200 tons over 12 months.

Energy generated in Cohuna and the ensuing green certificates will be marketed through a wide-ranging commercial framework agreed with the State of Victoria.

Work progress status



Status of construction phase

Construction of the Cohuna solar park is following our “Sustainable Building Site” model, a collection of best practices aimed at minimizing the impact of plant construction on the environment, waste, water and people. Energy derived from renewable resources is being used inside the Cohuna building site, thereby minimizing C02 emissions. The waste produced is being recycled, and concrete, measurable actions are being taken to mitigate resource use. As construction progresses, further mitigating actions will be planned and carried out

Status of construction phase
57%


Workers

Every day, our team of engineers, technicians, workers and subcontractors involved in the Cohuna project are working in compliance with Enel Green Power safety guidelines. 

Total number of site workers 

111

Total number of workers from Gannawarra Shire Council

61

% of workers
55%


No. Working hours

67,700 Hours



Total investment on local companies

18,000,000 AUD



Electricity consumption (entirely from renewable sources)

39,74 MWh

Renewable energy
100%



Amount of Greenhouse emissions avoided

26,52 tons



Waste production

465 tons



Special waste transferred to recycling sites

454 tons

% of waste transferred
98%

*Last update: October 31th, 2019


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