How do renewable energy projects impact the economy?
Large scale renewable energy projects create long-term employment. As at 15 March 2019, more than 13,000 Australians were employed in the large-scale renewable energy sector, with this number expected to climb. Not only are these new jobs crucial to rural communities, but their positive flow-on effect is felt through local supply chains.
Covering approximately 300 hectares, the Waroona Solar Farm is a utility-scale renewable energy project with a proposed installed capacity of approximately 180 megawatts.
A Community Investment Program will be initiated to allocate funding for local community projects. This is supplementary to the many diverse economic opportunities resulting directly and indirectly from the project’s development.