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Spark plans 2.5GW wind, solar and battery hub in New South Wales

Renew Economy:

Spark Renewables, part of the listed network investment company Spark Infrastructure, is proposing a massive 2.5GW wind, solar and battery storage hub in south west NSW, in the heart of a planned renewable energy zone.

The Dinawan Energy Hub and the direct investment in wind, solar and battery storage is part of a major shift into renewables and storage for the network investor, which owns half shares in local networks in Victoria and South Australia and a 15 per cent stake in NSW transmission company Transgrid.

It was unveiled just as reports emerged that Spark had become the centre of a proposed joint $5 billion bid by investment group KKR and pension fund Ontario Teachers.

Spark has already made one big investment in renewables, building and owning the 100MW Bomen solar farm near Wagga Wagga (pictured above), but the proposed Dinawan hub takes the push into renewable generation to another scale.

[Giles Parkinson]

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