AGL's Broken Hill solar plant open to the community
Thursday, 19 May 2016
AGL Energy Limited (AGL) is holding a community open day at its 53 MW Broken Hill Solar plant on Sunday 22 May 2016 to give locals the opportunity to explore one of Australia’s largest utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants.
The community open day will be held from 9:00am to 3:00pm and will feature guided bus tours.
AGL’s Broken Hill solar plant project manager Adam Mackett said the solar plant marks the birth of large scale solar in Australia.
“This open day provides the perfect opportunity for people to learn more about renewable energy in their local community.
“AGL is really proud of what has been achieved with the help of the local community. We hope to see many of those local people who were involved with the construction and their families. This is a chance for the wider Broken Hill community to see first-hand how the plant works, meet the project team and ask questions,” Mr Mackett said.
The family-friendly event, hosted by AGL and First Solar, will also have a free sausage sizzle and entertainment for children, including a jumping castle and face painting.
AGL delivered the Broken Hill project in partnership with the NSW Government, the Federal Government’s Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), the Broken Hill City Council and local community as well as project partner, First Solar.
AGL is one of Australia’s leading integrated energy companies. It is taking action to responsibly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions while providing secure and affordable energy to its customers. Drawing on over 175 years of experience, AGL serves its customers throughout eastern Australia with meeting their energy requirements, including gas, electricity, solar PV and related products and services. AGL has a diverse power generation portfolio including base, peaking and intermediate generation plants, spread across traditional thermal