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Combining wind and solar

Neoen Australia

We own and operate SA’s big battery

Sharing Benefits

Making a difference in local communities


Thunderbolt Energy Hub is a hybrid renewable energy project with the ability to provide affordable, reliable power to New South Wales consumers. The project will include a wind farm and a solar farm across two project stages.


Wind turbines are tall structures that can capture stronger winds at higher altitudes. Turbines are generally 150-270m in height.


Solar farms are quiet, with the same solar panels you would place on your roof – there are just more of them.


Battery storage allows us to store the wind and solar energy and provide it to the grid whenever it’s needed.


The Thunderbolt Energy Hub is located in New South Wales between the towns of Bendemeer and Kentucky, approximately a five hour drive north of Sydney.

The area is located within Tamworth Regional Council, Uralla Shire Council and Walcha Council.

Stage 1 of the project will include a 198MW wind farm. Stage 2 will include a 150MW wind farm and a 120MW solar farm.

Photomontages Stage 1

Photomontages provide an impression of what the wind farm may look like from different points in the landscape at different distances to the wind turbines. Neoen’s visual consultant has created the photomontages on the map to give you an impression of what the wind turbines proposed for stage 1 of the Thunderbolt Energy Hub may look like from different points along public roads surrounding the project area.

Click on the six camera icons on the map to display the photomontage in a new tab. The photomontage will allow you to pan through a 360 degree view from the point at which the photomontage was taken. You will be able to zoom into the image to get a close-up look at the wind turbines.

Please contact us if you have any questions about the photomontages.



Significant annual income paid to local economy plus up to 10-15 jobs

For the climate

Producing more than
1,427,880 MWh of renewable energy per year

For your community

Annual contribution
for local community initiatives and projects



Stage 1 Public Exhibition Underway

Stage 1 Public Exhibition Underway

Neoen is pleased to announce that the Thunderbolt Energy Hub Stage 1 Development Application and Environmental Impact Assessment is currently on Public Exhibition. The public is able to view Neoen’s application for the Thunderbolt Energy Hub Stage 1 via this link. The...

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The Learning Hub Launch

The Learning Hub Launch

We have recently developed the Learning Hub, an educational resource for local schools, as part of our community engagement. The Learning Hub is a stand-alone website with materials for Years 5-6 and another for Years 7-8, both centered around electricity and...

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Project Presentation and Q&A, 16 & 18 September 2021

Project Presentation and Q&A, 16 & 18 September 2021

Thank you to the community members who attended our in person and/or online events recently. We were pleased to share these project updates with you and are on track to submitting the Development Application for Stage 1 at the end of October. Project posters and...

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They’re very good community minded people.

Eddie Rover, Neighbour
Numurkah Solar Farm in Victoria


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Neoen produce affordable reliable electricity from natural renewable sources such as the sun and wind.

With 12 years’ experience behind us, our technologies are tried, tested and proven. Our South Australian Big Battery has been keeping the lights on in SA since 2017- saving consumers over $160 million in its first two years of operation!

We own and operate all of the projects we build (rather than developing them to be sold) and as long-term neighbours we are committed to sharing the benefits with surrounding communities.

This dedication to community and environment has made us a renewable energy developer of choice across Australia.