Woodside Energy Ltd (Woodside) proposes to construct and operate the Woodside Solar Facility in the Maitland Strategic Industrial Area, located approximately 15 kilometres south-west of Karratha, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
The proposal will generate electricity (up to 500 megawatts) from a large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) farm and includes energy storage (battery) infrastructure.
The Proposal is only for the infrastructure associated with the generation and storage of electricity from Solar PV. All transmission to deliver the power from the Solar Facility to customers would be delivered via the North West Interconnected System (NWIS), through existing, upgraded, or new infrastructure constructed, owned and operated by Horizon Power for all users of the NWIS.
The proposal would include a total disturbance of 975.6 hectares (ha) within a development envelope of 1100.3 ha.