1 August 2014

Report
Nyngan Solar
Plant
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Community Consultative
Committee
August 2014
Date:
1 August 2014
Agenda
1
Welcome August CCC
2
Review previous minutes
3
Overview of project status (AGL and First Solar)
4
Project planning
5
Construction community fund
6
Next meeting and close
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Review of previous
minutes
> Presentation title
> Author
> Date (Verdana 10pt)
2. Review actions from previous meeting
Action item
CCC meeting
Status
AGL to send an example application form to
CCC.
June 2014
Closed
AGL to progress the shopfront display
June 2014
Open
AGM to provide more information about using
the land acquired for native vegetation
preservation for training purposes.
June 2014
Closed
AGL to investigate if additional traffic signage
is required.
June 2014
Closed
LT to investigate issue around football players
and rosters.
June 2014
Closed
RH to send received applications to KRo.
June 2014
Closed
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2. Confirmation of June 2014 minutes
› Any comments to the June minutes?
› Accept as accurate record of meeting?
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Overview of project
status
•Adam Mackett (AGL)
•Bruce Smith (First Solar)
> Presentation title
> Author
> Date (Verdana 10pt)
2. AGL overview of project status
Current progress on the Nyngan Solar
Plant:
› Project on track for completion in
June 2015
› Solar Plant launch on Wednesday,
30 July 2014
› Ten times bigger than the current
largest solar PV plant in Australia.
› 250 hectares  134 SCGs
› 1.35 millions modules
› 200km of electrical cabling
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2. AGL overview of project status
Current progress on the Nyngan Solar Plant
connection:
› Connection works are mechanically complete.
» 132kV transmission line (Essential Energy)
» 132kV Switchyard (Essential Energy
» 132kV Substation (AGL)
› Energisation of the 132kV transmission line has
been moved from 2 Aug 2014 to 30 Aug 2014
› Interface works with First Solar’s 33kV Switchyard
are progressing  132/33kV transformer
energisation
› Communication works in the Nyngan 66kV (town)
substation).
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2. First Solar overview of project status
Current progress on the Nyngan Solar Plant
› 40,000 of the 140,000 steel posts have been installed
› 19,000 of the 140,000 tilt brackets have been installed
› Table installation underway
› 250,000 of the 1,350,000 panels have been delivered
› 18 of the 77 PCS (Power Conversion Station) units and 1 of the 4 PVCS
(Photovoltaic Combiner Switchgear) units have been delivered
› Operations and maintenance buildings have been installed
› Table installation has commenced
› Electrical work underway – underground cabling and combiner boxes
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2. First Solar overview of project status
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2. First Solar overview of project status
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2. First Solar overview of project status
Local community and employment
As of end of July 2014, the Joint Venture between WBHO and Probuild Civil has
approximately 110 personnel on site – of which 1/3 are local/regional (35)
›
First Solar Contacts:
›
Bruce Smith
Michael Law
›
Project Manager
Construction Manager
›
Mob: 0428 199 241
Mob: 0417 369 921
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E: [email protected]
E: [email protected]
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2. First Solar overview of project status
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2. First Solar overview of project status
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2. First Solar overview of project status
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Project Planning
•Adam Mackett (AGL)
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4. Project planning
First Module Installation event, 30 July 2014
Attendees included:
› The Hon, Kevin Humphries MP (NSW), Minister
for Natural Resources, Lands & Water
› Mark Coulton MP, Federal Member for Parkes
› Leslie Williams MP, NSW Parliamentary Secretary
for Renewable Energy
› Ray Donald (Mayor Bogan Shire Council)
Community Feedback
Any comments or questions from the CCC or
observers?
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4. Landscape plan
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Construction
Community Fund
•Helena Orel (AGL)
5. Community Fund
Update on the Community Fund
AGL is finalising details
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications in week
commencing 11 August
Community Fund Panel process
Any feedback on the process?
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Next meeting and close
6. Any other business
› Questions from observers?
› AGL and First Solar will be at the Nyngan Ag Expo this Saturday, so
feel free to drop by for a chat.
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6. Next meeting
› Agenda – is there anything that you would like to discuss?
Date: Wednesday 1 October TBC
(this is the last week of October school holidays)
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Venue: CWA Hall
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