We generate and also buy wind power from other wind farms across South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales, a combined generation capacity of around 800 MW.
We operate Cullerin Range Wind Farm in NSW, a 30 MW wind farm producing power with zero carbon emissions.
With TrustPower, we signed our largest ever wind power purchase agreement in which we are supplied the renewable energy generated by TrustPower’s Snowtown II Wind Farm in South Australia.
We have more than 10 years experience in solar and solar technologies and further growing our solar business is one of our priorities. As one of Australia’s largest installers of solar panels, we've helped around 80,000 homes use solar energy.
We’re planning to build what will be Australia’s largest rooftop solar array. Under an agreement with the South Australian Government, Origin will build, own and sell the electricity generated by a 3 MW solar array to businesses in the Tonsley precinct in South Australia.
We own and operate two solar parks located in Ballarat and Bendigo. Our Solar Parks are designed to generate around 700 MWh3 of solar energy in total per year or enough to supply around 100 Australian4 homes with power.
Through Energia Andina, our joint venture with Antofagasta Minerals in Chile, we hold a 40% stake in the 69 MW Javiera solar project located in the nation’s Atacama Desert. The project marks Origin’s first investment in utility scale solar not just in Chile but globally and it is also our first operating asset in the nation. As part of the transaction, Origin’s equity stake in Energia Andina is 49.9%.
In Australia, we own and operate Shoalhaven Pump Storage Scheme.
We also hold a majority stake in Contact Energy in New Zealand. Contact Energy owns and operates around 750 MW hydro generation in the lower South Island.
Through Energía Austral, our joint venture with Glencore, we’re assessing the potential for development of the 640 MW Cuervo hydroelectric plant in the Aysén Region of southern Chile.