The Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park (PAREP) is a combined wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) hybrid project. It is one of the new breeds of renewable projects designed to provide predictable power more uniformly across the day and upon completion, it has become one of the largest hybrid renewable power stations.
Located approximately 8 km south-east of Port Augusta in South Australia, the project occupies approximately 5,400 hectares of land running from Port Paterson in the North to Winninowie in the South and spans across the A1 Augusta Highway. Port Augusta Wind Farm comprises of 50 wind turbines with associated electrical infrastructure, to produce a total installed capacity of almost 210 megawatts (MW) of clean renewable energy. A new 275 kV substation and export cable will connect the project into the South Australian transmission network via Davenport Substation.
Once in commercial operation, PAREP will generate clean electricity for around 25 years prior to being either decommissioned or redeveloped. The combined PAREP project will produce 900 gigawatt hours (GWh) per annum which is enough to power 180,000 households each year with an emissions saving of approximately 400,000 metric tonnes of CO2 annually.