Port Hedland Solar Project

Proposal description: 

Alinta Energy Development Pty Ltd proposes to develop a 90 Mega Watts (MW) AC solar facility situated on Unallocated Crown Land near Alinta Energy’s existing Port Hedland Power Station located within the Boodarie Strategic Industrial Area.  The proposal is located approximately 5 km south-west of South Hedland, adjacent to Great Northern Highway, within the Town of Port Hedland. 

The proposal consists of a 90 MW AC solar farm and a short (~2 km) transmission connection to the existing Port Hedland Power Station 66 kV switchyard. The Proposal will supply power to the 66 kV Port Hedland power system for which Alinta Energy is the network service provider. 

The proposal would include: 

  • 275 hectares (ha) disturbance footprint within the 342.8 ha Solar Development Envelope. 

  • 5 ha disturbance footprint within the 62.19 ha Transmission Access Corridor Development Envelope

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Last updated: 
June 7, 2022
Current Status: 
Decision on whether to assess has been published
Decision on whether to assess has been published
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