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1 1 Nyngan Solar Plant Community Consultative Committee October 2014 Date: 1 October 2014

2 2 Agenda Welcome September CCC 2 Review previous minutes Overview of project status (AGL and First Solar) Project local region economic benefits Project planning Landscaping > Nyngan Solar Project > AGL Energy > 1 October 2014 Construction community fund Next meeting and close

3 3 > Presentation title > Author > Date (Verdana 10pt) Review of previous minutes

4 4 2. Review actions from previous meeting Action itemCCC meeting StatusWho 1 AGL to confirm successful and unsuccessful recipients of the community fund. August 2014ClosedHO 2 AGL to progress the shopfront display. Waiting on Bogan Shire Council to progress shop front letting agreements. April 2014OpenHO 3 AGL to work in consultation with the community about ways to revegetate the land acquired for native vegetation preservation as part o the CEMP landscape plan. August 2014OpenHO / AGM 4 HO to liaise with VD about including LALC groups in the native vegetation process for the CEMP landscape plan. AugustOpenHO 5 KR to provide information on preferred types of trees and plants for the CEMP landscape plan. AugustOpenHO > Nyngan Solar Project > AGL Energy > 1 October 2014

5 5 2. Review actions from previous meeting Action itemCCC meeting StatusWho 6 SD to provide information about local school groups and other contacts who may be interested in participating in the CEMP landscape revegetation process. August 2014ClosedSD 7 BS to investigate lighting set up at the site entrance to ensure no safety hazards created for passing motorists. August 2014OpenBS 8 BS to provide more information about skills and training for the solar plant’s maintenance staff. August 2014OpenBS 9 BS to investigate earlier claims of project training. August 2014OpenBS 10 AGM to provide more information about employment numbers and details. August 2014OpenAGM 11 AGL to investigate claims raised by observers and community group. August 2014OpenHO > Nyngan Solar Project > AGL Energy > 1 October 2014

6 6 2. Confirmation of June 2014 minutes ›Any comments on the August minutes? ›Accept as accurate record of meeting? > Nyngan Solar Project > AGL Energy > 1 October 2014

7 7 > Presentation title > Author > Date (Verdana 10pt) Overview of project status Adam Mackett (AGL) Bruce Smith (First Solar)

8 8 2. AGL overview of project status Current progress on the Nyngan Solar Plant: ›Over 50% of the posts for the solar plant have been installed (~78,000) ›Electrical works on site are progressing, including installation of the 33kV feeder cables ›Works for energisation and activities for generation approvals are progressing » Australian Energy Market Operator » Clean Energy Regulatory ›Barrier Hwy intersection works have been sealed ›Project on track for completion in June 2015 > Nyngan Solar Project > AGL Energy > 1 October 2014

9 9 2. AGL overview of project status Current progress on the Nyngan Solar Plant connection: ›Connection works are practically complete. » 132kV transmission line (Essential Energy) » 132kV Switchyard (Essential Energy) » 132kV Substation (AGL) ›132kV transmission line was energised on 30 Aug 2014 as planned. This is a highly coordinated activity with CPP and Essential Energy – refer to the following photos. ›Interface works with First Solar’s 33kV Switchyard are progressing  132/33kV transformer energisation ›Communication works in the Nyngan 66kV (town) have been complete for the interim service > Nyngan Solar Project > AGL Energy > 1 October 2014

10 10 2. AGL overview of project status > Nyngan Solar Project > AGL Energy > 1 October kV transmission line energisation (EE asset)

11 11 2. AGL overview of project status > Nyngan Solar Project > AGL Energy > 1 October kV transmission line energisation (EE asset)

12 12 2. First Solar overview of project status Nyngan Solar Plant progress ›78,000 of the 140,000 steel posts have been installed ›59,000 of the 140,000 tilt brackets have been installed ›12,500 Tables installed ›678,400 of the 1,350,000 panels have been delivered ›50 of the 77 PCS (Power Conversion Station) units and all the PVCS (Photovoltaic Combiner Switchgear) units have been delivered ›Operations and maintenance buildings have been installed ›Electrical work underway – underground cabling and combiner boxes > Nyngan Solar Project > AGL Energy > 1 October 2014

13 13 2. First Solar overview of project status > Nyngan Solar Project > AGL Energy > 1 October 2014 PVIS building – cables installed from transformer Section 1 inclement weather (Aug 2014)

14 14 2. First Solar overview of project status > Nyngan Solar Project > AGL Energy > 1 October kV AC Feeder cables from Section 1 and 2 (PVCS) Testing at PVCS1 (Section 1)

15 15 2. First Solar overview of project status > Nyngan Solar Project > AGL Energy > 1 October 2014 Trench for 33kV AC Collector cable in Section 1 PV module storage area

16 16 2. First Solar overview of project status > Nyngan Solar Project > AGL Energy > 1 October 2014

17 17 > Presentation title > Author > Date (Verdana 10pt) Project local region economic benefits Bruce Smith (First Solar)

18 18 3. Project local economic benefits Economics – Solar Village Monthly spend of camp and dining facilities40,000 PM First Solar spend at local businesses10,000 PM WBHO spend at local businesses40,000 PM Project labour First Solar Local employees3 FKG Local employees3 Project team > Broken Hill Solar Plant > AGL Energy > 1 October 2014

19 19 3. Project local economic benefits Project employment opportunities First Solar contacts: Bruce SmithMichael Law Project ManagerConstruction Manager Mob: Mob: E: > Broken Hill Solar Plant > AGL Energy > 1 October 2014

20 20 > Presentation title > Author > Date (Verdana 10pt) Project planning Adam Mackett (AGL)

21 21 4. Project planning Solar PV module installation Whilst the first modules were installed during the launch of the solar plant on 30 July 2014: ›First Solar is planning to start installation of the modules ›This will generate a degree of timber pallet and cardboard waste material. ›Cardboard waste is being recycled by a commercial operator. ›We have spoken with Nyngan Men’s Shed about timber pallet materials – are there any other local organisations interested in these materials Community Feedback Any comments or questions from the CCC or observers? > Nyngan Solar Project > AGL Energy > 1 October 2014

22 22 > Presentation title > Author > Date (Verdana 10pt) Landscaping Adam Mackett (AGL)

23 23 4. Landscape plan > Nyngan Solar Project > AGL Energy > 1 October 2014

24 24 3. Landscaping works Works: ›Landscaping timing – Q Groups to involve: ›Nyngan Local Aboriginal Land Council ›Local Land Services Central West ›Community Hub ›Direct neighbours ›Local schools: » Nyngan Public school » Nyngan High School » St Josephs School » Girilambone Public School » Hermidale Public School > Broken Hill Solar Plant > AGL Energy > 1 October 2014

25 25 Construction Community fund Helena Orel (AGL)

26 26 5. Community fund Update on the Community Fund Applicants notified about the outcome of their applications on Monday 11 August Community Fund recipients meet and greet morning tea Thursday 2 November 10am to 11.30am Bowlers Bar, Nyngan RSL All welcome Next round of funding open for applications Early 2015 > Nyngan Solar Project > AGL Energy > 1 October 2014

27 27 Other business, next meeting and close

28 28 6. Any other business ›Questions from observers? > Nyngan Solar Project > AGL Energy > 1 October 2014

29 29 6. Next meeting ›Agenda – is there anything that you would like to discuss? ›Next meeting: Wednesday 3 December ›Time: 6pm – 8pm ›Venue: CWA Hall > Nyngan Solar Project > AGL Energy > 1 October 2014


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