1 October 2014

Report
Nyngan Solar
Plant
1
Community Consultative
Committee
October 2014
Date:
1 October 2014
Agenda
1
Welcome September CCC
2
Review previous minutes
3
Overview of project status (AGL and First Solar)
4
Project local region economic benefits
5
Project planning
6
Landscaping
7
Construction community fund
8
Next meeting and close
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Review of previous
minutes
> Presentation title
> Author
> Date (Verdana 10pt)
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2. Review actions from previous meeting
Action item
CCC
meeting
Status
Who
1
AGL to confirm successful and unsuccessful recipients
of the community fund.
August 2014
Closed
HO
2
AGL to progress the shopfront display. Waiting on
Bogan Shire Council to progress shop front letting
agreements.
April 2014
Open
HO
3
AGL to work in consultation with the community
about ways to revegetate the land acquired for native
vegetation preservation as part o the CEMP landscape
plan.
August 2014
Open
HO /
AGM
4
HO to liaise with VD about including LALC groups in
the native vegetation process for the CEMP landscape
plan.
August
Open
HO
5
KR to provide information on preferred types of trees
and plants for the CEMP landscape plan.
August
Open
HO
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2. Review actions from previous meeting
Action item
CCC
meeting
Status
Who
6
SD to provide information about local school
groups and other contacts who may be
interested in participating in the CEMP
landscape revegetation process.
August 2014
Closed
SD
7
BS to investigate lighting set up at the site
entrance to ensure no safety hazards created
for passing motorists.
August 2014
Open
BS
8
BS to provide more information about skills and
training for the solar plant’s maintenance staff.
August 2014
Open
BS
9
BS to investigate earlier claims of project
training.
August 2014
Open
BS
10
AGM to provide more information about
employment numbers and details.
August 2014
Open
AGM
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AGL to investigate claims raised by observers
and community group.
August 2014
Open
HO
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2. Confirmation of June 2014 minutes
› Any comments on the August 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:
› Over 50% of the posts for the solar
plant have been installed
(~78,000)
› Electrical works on site are
progressing, including installation
of the 33kV feeder cables
› Works for energisation and
activities for generation approvals
are progressing
» Australian Energy Market
Operator
» Clean Energy Regulatory
› Barrier Hwy intersection works
have been sealed
› Project on track for completion in
June 2015
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2. AGL overview of project status
Current progress on the Nyngan Solar Plant
connection:
› Connection works are practically complete.
» 132kV transmission line (Essential Energy)
» 132kV Switchyard (Essential Energy)
» 132kV Substation (AGL)
› 132kV transmission line was energised on 30 Aug
2014 as planned. This is a highly coordinated
activity with CPP and Essential Energy – refer to the
following photos.
› Interface works with First Solar’s 33kV Switchyard
are progressing  132/33kV transformer
energisation
› Communication works in the Nyngan 66kV (town)
have been complete for the interim service
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2. AGL overview of project status
132kV transmission line
energisation (EE asset)
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132kV transmission line
energisation (EE asset)
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2. AGL overview of project status
132kV transmission line
energisation (EE asset)
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132kV transmission line
energisation (EE asset)
2. First Solar overview of project status
Nyngan Solar Plant progress
› 78,000 of the 140,000 steel posts have been installed
› 59,000 of the 140,000 tilt brackets have been installed
› 12,500 Tables installed
› 678,400 of the 1,350,000 panels have been delivered
› 50 of the 77 PCS (Power Conversion Station) units and all the PVCS
(Photovoltaic Combiner Switchgear) units have been delivered
› Operations and maintenance buildings have been installed
› Electrical work underway – underground cabling and combiner boxes
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2. First Solar overview of project status
PVIS building – cables installed
from transformer
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Section 1 inclement weather (Aug
2014)
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2. First Solar overview of project status
33kV AC Feeder cables from
Section 1 and 2 (PVCS)
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Testing at PVCS1 (Section 1)
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2. First Solar overview of project status
Trench for 33kV AC Collector
cable in Section 1
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PV module storage area
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2. First Solar overview of project status
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Project local region
economic benefits
•Bruce Smith (First Solar)
> Presentation title
> Author
> Date (Verdana 10pt)
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3. Project local economic benefits
Economics – Solar Village
Monthly spend of camp and dining facilities
40,000 PM
First Solar spend at local businesses
10,000 PM
WBHO spend at local businesses
40,000 PM
Project labour
First Solar Local employees
3
FKG Local employees
3
Project team
25 - 35
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3. Project local economic benefits
Project employment opportunities
First Solar contacts:
Bruce Smith
Michael Law
Project Manager
Construction Manager
Mob: 0428 199 241
Mob: 0417 369 921
E: [email protected]
E: [email protected]
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Project planning
•Adam Mackett (AGL)
> Presentation title
> Author
> Date (Verdana 10pt)
4. Project planning
Solar PV module installation
Whilst the first modules were installed during the
launch of the solar plant on 30 July 2014:
› First Solar is planning to start installation of the
modules
› This will generate a degree of timber pallet and
cardboard waste material.
› Cardboard waste is being recycled by a
commercial operator.
› We have spoken with Nyngan Men’s Shed about
timber pallet materials – are there any other
local organisations interested in these materials
Community Feedback
Any comments or questions from the CCC or
observers?
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Landscaping
•Adam Mackett (AGL)
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> Author
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4. Landscape plan
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3. Landscaping works
Works:
› Landscaping timing – Q2 2015
Groups to involve:
› Nyngan Local Aboriginal Land Council
› Local Land Services Central West
› Community Hub
› Direct neighbours
› Local schools:
» Nyngan Public school
» Nyngan High School
» St Josephs School
» Girilambone Public School
» Hermidale Public School
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Construction
Community fund
•Helena Orel (AGL)
5. Community fund
Update on the Community Fund
Applicants notified about the outcome of their applications on Monday 11 August
Community Fund recipients meet and greet morning tea
Thursday 2 November
10am to 11.30am
Bowlers Bar, Nyngan RSL
All welcome
Next round of funding open for applications
Early 2015
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Other business,
next meeting and close
6. Any other business
› Questions from observers?
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6. Next meeting
› Agenda – is there anything that you would like to discuss?
› Next meeting: Wednesday 3 December
› Time: 6pm – 8pm
› Venue: CWA Hall
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