Dubbo Firming Power Station, NSW

Dubbo Firming Power Station is a proposed firming power station, capable of using hydrogen, biofuels and hydrogen gas blends. The project consists of a dual fuel 64MW power plant and up to 20MW hydrogen electrolysis plant.

Key Project Info

Expected capacity

64MW

Planning

NSW development consent received

Local Government Area

Dubbo Regional Council

Project Timeline

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Project identification and site selection

Identification and site selection is based on an analysis of opportunities and constraints. Our team then begins community consultation.

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Step 2/13

Project feasibility and community engagement

Site-specific investigations are undertaken to assess the impacts and opportunities of the project and feedback is sought from the local community.

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Step 3/13

Development Application and Environmental Impact Statement

A Development Application is made and an EIS prepared which involves a wide range of studies to address stakeholder feedback received to date and to consider the potential environmental and social impacts of the project.

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Public exhibition and Submissions Report

The EIS is placed on public exhibition through the NSW Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure. Interested members of the public are invited to have their say during the exhibition period by way of formal submissions. A Submissions Report is then prepared, which aims to respond to the submissions received.

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Step 5/13

Assessment and development consent

The project documents are assessed by the relevant government authorities. If determined, Development Consent is granted alongside a range of conditions specific to the project.

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Step 6/13

Post approval, contracting and financing

A lead contractor(s) to build the project is appointed and all pre-construction approvals and consents are finalised. During this phase, the lead contractor(s) is provided with a list of local businesses that have registered their interest and capabilities through the project website.

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Step 7/13

Procurement

During this phase our lead contractor(s) engages contractors and suppliers to undertake the scope of the works. Orders are then placed for major components.

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Step 8/13

Early works and design

Initial site activities start. Off-site detailed design commences in parallel.

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Step 9/13

Construction - civil works

During this phase of construction, the majority of the civil works takes place. The community is kept informed about temporary impacts during the construction phase.

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Step 10/13

Construction - mechanical and electrical completion

During this phase, the major equipment packages are delivered to site. Electrical cabling, buildings and amenities are then installed and major equipment connections are made to complete construction.

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Step 11/13

Commissioning & handover

Electricity and other external service connections are completed and then equipment undergoes performance testing. During this stage, the project will come to life with equipment starting up for short periods of time, until the commissioning team is satisfied with the performance and operational safety. Operators will be trained during commissioning before commencing operations.

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Step 12/13

Operations

The project is operated in accordance with relevant approval conditions and management plans. Compliance with conditions of approval and management plans is monitored as required throughout the life of the project.

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Step 13/13

Decommissioning

At the end of the project’s useful life, the asset and electrical equipment will be either replaced or the project will be decommissioned. The site will then be returned to its original use or re-purposed for other development.

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Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone

The NSW Government has set out a plan to deliver a number of Renewable Energy Zones (REZ) within the State. The first of these areas is in the Central-West Orana region around Dubbo and Wellington.

A REZ involves the coordinated development of new grid infrastructure in energy rich areas to connect multiple renewable energy generators (such as solar and wind farms) in the same location.

The designation of a REZs is intended to result in the development of additional capacity for renewable electricity generation, producing low-cost power for NSW homeowners and business, driving down carbon emissions within the electricity generation sector, and importantly, driving up job growth and employment opportunities through enabling significant investment into the regions.

For more information on the Central West-Orana REZ, including an indicative location, visit https://energy.nsw.gov.au/renewables/renewable-energy-zones

Community

The wellbeing of the community is a core component of our work. Our approach to engaging with the local community is both genuine and lasting. We own our firming projects from development right through to operations. This gives us unrivalled experience through the entire project life and provides us with a deep-founded respect for people, communities and the environment.

Our team work respectfully with the communities in which we work, are sensitive to environmental and cultural values and aims to make a positive contribution to the regions in which we operate.

We welcome your contact and feedback should you have any questions or concerns about the proposed Dubbo Firming Power Station.
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About Squadron Energy

Squadron Energy is Australia’s leading renewable energy company that develops, operates and owns renewable energy assets in Australia. We are 100% Australian owned and have 1.1 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy in operation and 900MW under construction. We are committed to launching 14GW of projects by 2030, powering the equivalent of six million homes.

Contact

Senior Project Manager

Indran Pillay

Tel: 0427 171 985

Email: dubbofirming@squadronenergy.com

Mailing Address

PO Box 1708, Newcastle, NSW 2300

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