Who We Are
Neoen, the owner of the Hornsdale Wind Farm Project, is an Independent Power Producer specialised in renewable energy projects. Neoen develops, finances, supervises the construction, operates and maintains its projects as a fully integrated renewable energy player, with a genuine long-term approach.
Neoen operates across multiple renewable energy technologies, including solar, wind and storage. With almost 2 GW operating or under construction globally, Neoen aims to achieve installed capacity of over 5 GW by 2021.
Active in Australia since 2012 with currently 1 GW of assets under operation or construction in the country, Neoen has established strong local teams with capabilities in development, financing, construction supervision and operations, and is the owner & manager of the DeGrussa Solar/Storage facility in WA, the Hornsdale Wind Farm in SA, the Parkes Solar Farm in NSW, Dubbo Solar Hub in NSW, Griffith Solar Farm in NSW, and the Coleambally Solar Farm in NSW.
The company’s headquarters are in Paris, France, with two Australian offices in Sydney and Canberra. It is also active in Portugal, Mexico, Mozambique, Jamaica, Zambia, Argentina and El Salvador.
Megawatt Capital, which holds a minority share in the Hornsdale Wind Farm, was established in 2013 to apply the power investment expertise and experience of its executives. The company undertakes two complementary activities; firstly acting as a principal in leading or participating in the development of renewable energy projects, and secondly in supporting organizations active in the cleantech, renewable energy and general power sectors by arranging equity and debt finance and assisting in shaping and implementing business strategies.
The company draws on the experience of members of the former Investec Bank Power Investment team, which incepted and developped the Hornsdale Wind Farm project until early 2014. Mark Schneider, the founder of Megawatt Capital led the Investec team and he has been joined in the company by Mark Headland and Richard Castellari, two senior Investec colleagues.