Pottinger Energy Park- Wind Farm, Solar Farm, and Battery (BESS) Project
Project at a glance
Regional Manager - Murray/Riverina NSW
Pottinger Renewables Pty Ltd is a partnership between Someva Renewables and AGL Energy. Someva Renewables is a NSW family-owned, Australian based company, who has spent the past two years measuring the wind and solar assets in the Hay and Edward River Local Government Areas, designing the development and consulting with community. AGL operates Australia's largest private electricity generation portfolio, and as the second-oldest listed company in Australia, has a 185-year history of operation.
The Pottinger Energy Park is a GW-scale wind farm, solar farm and battery energy storage system project. It is located in the outer regional areas of NSW, approximately 60km south of Hay and 110km north of Deniliquin in the rural locality of Booroorban. The project is located entirely within the South West Renewable Energy Zone. The associated infrastructure includes:
- Wind turbines and their hardstands
- Solar panels, single-axis trackers and medium voltage power stations
- Battery energy storage systems
- Internal access tracks
- Public road upgrades
- 330 kV/ 33 kV substations
- 330 kV switchyard
- 330 kV overhead transmission line
- 33 kV underground cables
- Permanent Operations and Maintenance building
- Temporary construction compounds, concrete batching plants, accommodation
The project is estimated to provide Full Time Equivalent (FTE) employment for up to 900 personnel during construction and 80 personnel during operations. Construction of the project may commence in late 2026 pending the project's success in gaining South West Renewable Energy Zone Access Rights through a tender process with EnergyCo. One of the key merit criteria is likely to be centred on Regional Development and Local Supply Chain. As such, we particularly seek the following details within your expressions of interest:
- The extent (percentage) of steel products and components produced or sourced using locally (Australian) milled steel.
- Number of 'learning workers'* you have and/or will likely have by late 2026, including a description of any strategies you have in place here as a company.
- Number of 'underrepresented groups'** you have and/or will likely have by late 2026, including a description of any strategies you have in place here as a company.
No main contractors have been engaged at this stage. It is expected that most of these work packages will be available through the main contractors.
After registration of Expression of Interest, we may contact you for clarifications. Should we be successful in gaining South West Renewable Energy Zone Access Rights, we will connect you with our selected main contractors.
Project website: https://www.somevarenewables.com.au/pottinger
* As defined in the NSW Renewable Energy Sector Board Plan, a 'learning worker' is a worker without qualifications or who needs to update their qualifications or skills to meet the needs of the infrastructure project. This includes trainees and apprentices. Training must be accredited vocational education and training (VET) or nationally recognised professional qualifications that meet the needs of the project and can be full or part qualifications (such as one or more units of competency). It may be subsidised by government funding or through a fee-for-service arrangement. Participants in the NSW Government Trade Pathways Program are included as learning workers.
** Underrepresented groups include people with characteristics defined in the Anti-discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) and people who are long-term unemployed in addition to young people and women.