Days after the 70MW West Wyalong solar and battery project got the all-clear to connect to the grid in the New South Wales Riverina region, the nearby 175MW DC (133MW AC) Finley Solar Farm is starting to show signs of activity on the National Electricity Market.

The Finley project, originally owned by ESCO Pacific but sold in late 2018 to John Laing, was due for completion last month, and to begin commercial operation from Q3 2019.

As illustrated in the chart below, provided by Paul McArdle from Watt Clarity, the $170 million project has started to show the first signs of generation output.

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