Wangaratta Solar Farm

Location: Wangaratta VIC

Timeframe: Completion by August 2024


We’re upgrading Wangaratta’s electricity network to connect the future CleanPeak Energy Wangaratta Solar Farm.

This work will start on 18 March 2024 and be completed by August 2024 (subject to weather and permits).

For more information about the solar farm, visit the Clean Peak Energy website.

What does this project involve?

Our trusted delivery partner Ventia will carry out these upgrades which will include:

  • replacing approximately 20 power poles between the Wangaratta Zone Substation and the planned Wangaratta Solar Farm site
  • extending the 66kV line from the intersection of Bowser Road and Detour Road to the new solar farm
  • installing overhead and underground communications cables along the entire length of the line from the Wangaratta Zone Substation to the solar farm.

This work will allow the new Wangaratta Solar Farm to feed the energy it generates back into the electricity network.

What this means for you

Your power supply may be interrupted one or two times during this project. We will notify you in advance of any planned outages.

There will be traffic management in the area during the project period, to protect the safety of our crews and the community while we’re working. We will let you know in advance of any road closures and detours.

Traffic impacts – Wednesday 20 March

Changed traffic conditions will be in place in North Wangaratta on Wednesday 20 March to protect the safety of road users and our crews.

From 7am to 5pm:

  • Bowser Road, between Boorhaman Road/Detour Road and Bourke Road, will be reduced to one lane
  • Bourke Road will be closed from the Bowser Road intersection for approximately 200m to the south.

Traffic controllers will guide road users safety through the work zone.

Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions, follow the direction of signs and traffic control, and allow up to 10 minutes additional travel time.

More information and contact

We’ll continue to post updates on this page as the project progresses. You can also follow us on Facebook for more updates.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the upgrades: