Hydro Tasmania has completed commissioning of 30 wind turbines on the second stage of the Woolnorth Wind Farm. With an installed capacity of 65 MW, the wind farm is now the largest in Australia, according to Hydro Tasmania Group Manager Construction, Andrew Pattle.
Work on the 66 megawatt Cathedral Rocks wind farm near Port Lincoln in South Australia will begin immediately following the completion of financial arrangements. The project partners are Hydro Tasmania and EHN (Oceania), a subsidiary of Spanish power company Corporacion Energia Hidroelectrica de Navarra (EHN).
An innovative renewable energy project launched on remote King Island in Bass Strait has been welcomed by Australia's Minister for Environment and Heritage, Dr David Kemp. The AUD$6.85 million (US$4.8 million) King Island Renewable Energy Expansion Project comprises two new 850 kW wind turbines to supplement the existing 750 kW wind farm - an advanced energy storage system to capture wind energy generated by the turbines, and a sophisticated control system to manage the operation of the power system and feed into the island's existing diesel power system.
In April this year the Spain-based renewable energy company, EHN will begin development of its first wind power project in Australia with the construction of the 66 MW Cathedral Rocks wind farm, through a joint venture (50%) with the Australian renewable electricity generator Hydro Tasmania.
Hydro Tasmania and its partners have brought about a renewable energy solution for a remote area, providing the residents of King Island with up to 50 percent wind power and at the same time provide greater system reliability. This development is at the forefront of Australia's technical advance in renewable energy.
March 1, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] The commissioning of stage two of Hydro Tasmania’s Woolnorth wind farm has begun with the first turbine generating into the electricity grid on February 3. Hydro Tasmania Construction Manager, Andrew Pattle, said that the erection of the 31 turbines on stage two was proceeding well, with 26 turbines completed. The Tasmanian...
Hydro Tasmania Chairman, Peter Rae, has applauded the decision by Vestas, the world's leading wind turbine manufacture, to base its Australian nacelle assembly operations in Tasmania.
April 19, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] The South Australian government has approved plans to build Australia’s biggest wind farm, which will comprise 23 wind turbines and generate 34.5 MW of electricity – enough to supply Renewable Energy to 18,000 households, or two percent of the state’s residential customers. The farm will reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions by...
A power utility in Australia has placed an order for 128 MW of wind turbines from Australian Wind Technology Pty. Ltd.
One of the major trade unions in Australia may lift its ban on the construction of new gas generating power stations if the state government in Victoria and utilities promise to push a wind power industry.