1119MW of renewable power
Two new renewable power plants generating more than 1,000 MW of sustainable energy have been announced today for South Australia and Queensland. In SA a 119MW wind farm and for QLD a 1,000MW solar fam in Wandoan.
In South Australia GE & Engie will construct a 119MW wind farm 160Km north of Adelaide in Willogoleche, 5KM from Hallett. Costing $250 Million dollars the wind farm once operational in mid 2018 will generate enough electricity to power 80,000 homes.
Electricity from the wind farm is under a power purchase agreement with Simply Energy (Engie retail business) which has more than 80,000 customers in SA. In March Engie closed down the Hazelwood coal fired powerplant in line with Engie’s transition away from coal.
In Queensland Equis energy have announced that it plans to build Australia’s largest solar farm. At 1000MW it will produce almost 10 times as much electricity as the current largest, the 102MW Nyngan solar farm in NSW.
To be built 21KMS south of Wandoan and covering 1424 hectares while costing up to $1.5 Billion the solar farm is expected to generate up to 600 jobs during its construction.
— WesternDownsCouncil (@WesternDownsRC) July 13, 2017
Equis had already announced two new solar farm projects earlier this year in South Australia and Queensland.