DNV provides technical advisory expertise to Beijing Energy International Australia for five solar farms

Independent energy expert and assurance provider DNV has acted as technical advisor for Beijing Energy International (BJEI) Australia for their recent acquisition of five solar farms from Lightsource BP, which are strategically located across three states in Australia.
DNV provides technical advisory expertise to Beijing Energy International Australia for five solar farms
Solar farm at Broken Hill, Australia. Courtesy of Jeremy Buckingham.

The portfolio consists of three operational projects (Woolooga, Wellington South and West Wyalong) and two under construction (Wellington North and Wunghnu). All five of the assets, totalling over 1 GW in PV capacity, have the option to integrate battery energy storage systems (BESS) in the future.

As the technical advisor, DNV provided comprehensive buy-side technical due diligence services to BJEI. The scope of work encompassed site inspections, independent energy yield analyses, grid connection assessments, environmental evaluations, CAPEX and OPEX analyses, asset life reviews and operational and maintenance (O&M) reviews. Utilising its dedicated renewable energy experts, DNV teams collaborated to deliver in-depth technical due diligence and risk assessment of the assets, supporting the valuation of the portfolio. 

“We were delighted to support the BJEI Australia team on this transaction and help them achieve financial close on such a large and significant portfolio” said Matthew Forwood, Country Director, Australia & NZ, Energy Systems at DNV. “We look forward to the opportunity of potentially supporting BJEI Australia in the future as they look to expand their existing clean energy business across multiple technologies such as wind, solar PV and BESS assets.”

Brice Le Gallo, Vice President and Regional Director APAC, Energy Systems at DNV added that assurance and risk management providers like DNV play an important role in supporting the ambitions of developers to deliver on ambitious climate targets.

“We extend our congratulations to BJEI Australia on the successful acquisition of these significant solar assets” Mr Le Gallo said. “In this regard, we are in alignment with BJEI Australia's commitment to sustainability and share in their mission to advance renewable energy initiatives in Australia.”

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