Originate. Optimise. Outcomes.

Greenleaf Renewables spends considerable time identifying and conducting feasibility assessments on project sites. This early work involves extensive landholder engagement, technical engineering work, grid connection, concept designs and layout coupled with preliminary energy yield studies.

Our unique approach to landholder engagement sees our team build trust with landholders demonstrating our commitment to project development. Greenleaf engages early with key stakeholders and ensures an open transparent approach from the early phase of development.

Project Development Lifecycle

Origination & Fesability

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    Origination involves a range of different technical, environmental, and land related assessments. Greenleaf also runs preliminary financial modelling to assess project economics. Whilst these assessments are preliminary in nature, we gain a deeper understanding of project viability even at an early stage. Greenleaf also commences discussions with proposed host landholders during this phase.

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    Landholder engagement sees the Greenleaf team securing land access which can include working through land agreements, technical concepts, layouts, and other commercial matters with the landholder group.

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    Community engagement with a broad range of stakeholders commences in parallel to other workstreams and forms an important step before project approval application packages are submitted to relevant approval bodies.


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    Once all technical assessment are completed and the project has been designed, development approval application is submitted to the state government, and an EPBC Referral is submitted to the federal government for assessment. This is the beginning of the formal approvals process.

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    Receipt of development approvals means the project is in a position to start construction - however a lot of further work is required before this can take place. Secondary consents for example need to be satisfied, which is usually managed through the conditions of the development approval document.

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    Whilst the grid connection workstream commences during the early stages of project development, the in-depth technical studies and the formal connection application usually comes around the time the project approvals are received. The connection application process involves both the network service provider who owns and operates the network, and AEMO who are the Australian Energy Market Operator.


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    Contracts for the delivery of project electrical and civil balance of plant infrastructure coupled with wind turbine contracts need to be negotiated with respective delivery partners. Along with energy yield these aspects form an important role in assessing the cost of energy.

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    Financial close can occur once all contracts are executed and the grid connection agreement has is secured with the relevant network service provider. Typically, both project finance (debt) and equity are used to finance renewable energy infrastructure. Only a small number of investors finance projects solely off their own balance sheet (without debt).

Our Philosophy

As renewable energy project developers, Greenleaf focuses on best for Project outcomes.

Our Projects

Our core focus is wind farm projects, but we respect the evolving energy market, and the role of diversity in the energy mix.

Our Team

A team of highly experienced individuals working hard to deliver outcomes.

Community Engagement

Greenleaf respects and appreciates that communities are an important stakeholder.

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