Stage Two for Tasmanian Wind Farm

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 Premier opened the 10.5-MW first stage of the wind farm in October 2002. The Woolnorth wind farm was connected to Transend’s transmission network in January. When completed, the wind farm will have a total installed capacity of 130 MW. The Woolnorth wind farm is the first of three large scale wind developments planned for Tasmania by Hydro Tasmania. The 140-MW Musselroe wind farm on the north east coast and the 160-MW Heemskirk wind farm on the west coast are currently being considered for development approval.
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