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Australia's Warradrage Wind Farm Turbines Installed (Int'l. Report)
Vestas, Bright Energy Investment
Date: 2020-08-03
In the Land Down Under, Vestas is reporting the last of 51, V123 wind turbines has been installed at the Warradarge wind farm north of Perth in Western Australia.

The Warradarge project is owned by Bright Energy Investments, a JV combining state-owned retailer Synergy, Dutch Infrastructure Fund and Australian super fund CBus. (Source: Vestas, LinkedIn, 2 Aug., 2020) Contact: Bright Energy Investments,

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Aussie Small Turbine Specialist Raises $400,000 (Int'l. Funding)

Date: 2020-06-10
In the Land Down Under, University of Newcastle spin-out Diffuse Energy reports it has secured $400,000 in seed funding from Shearwater Growth Equity to scale production of its very small, enclosed-blade diffuser wind turbine technology.

The company's plan is to use the lightweight turbines to plug into existing telecommunications infrastructure, enabling rapid setup of turbines in hard-to-service locations. The funding will be used to cover the cost of new full-time staff and to scale up production. (Source: Diffuse Energy, Website, June, 2020) Contact: Diffuse Energy, Joss Kesby, CEO,,

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15,000 MW Aussie Hybrid Wind-Solar Project Approved (Int'l.)
Asian Renewable Energy Hub
Date: 2020-05-06
In the Land Down Under, the proposed $22 billion-plus Asian Renewable Energy Hub wind and solar hybrid project in Western Australia, the largest proposed such hybrid project in the world, has been recommended for environmental approval.

The Hub will generate up to 15,000 MW of renewable energy, up to 3,000 MW of which will be dedicated to large energy users in the Pilbara region, which could include new and expanded mines and downstream mineral processing. The bulk of the power will enable large scale production of green hydrogen products for domestic and export markets, according to the Hub website.

From a 14,000-square kilometre initial land package, 6,500 square kilometres of land in the East Pilbara region of Western Australia were selected to accommodate up to 15,000 MW of wind turbines and solar photovoltaic panels. Outstanding wind and solar resource and large project scale will result in competitively priced renewable energy with a high capacity factor, according to the Hub website. (Source: Asian Renewable Energy Hub, Brisbane Times, 4 May, 2020) Contact: Asian Renewable Energy Hub,

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AGL Energy's Coopers Gap Installs Last Turbine (Int'l. Report)
AGL Energy
Date: 2020-05-01
In the Land Down Under, AGL Energy is reporting the last of 123 GE wind turbines has been installed at the 453-MW Coopers Gap project in Queensland.

The Cooper's Gap project, which generated its first power last June, is the second greenfield project of AGL's Powering Australia Renewables Fund (PARF), which was co-created with QIC -- an investment company owned by the Queensland government. Coopers Gap will generate sufficient power for roughly 264,000 average Australian homes.

AGL Energy is one of Australia's leading integrated energy companies providing electricity, gas, solar and renewable energy services to Australian homes and businesses. (Source: AGL Energy, ReNew Economy, 30 April, 2020)Contact: AGL, Garry West, +61 3 8623 831,,

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Iberdrola Advancing 320-MW Aussie Solar-Wind Project (Int'l.)
Iberdrola, DP Energy
Date: 2020-01-20
Madrid-headquartered energy major Iberdrola reports it has committed $500 million to construction of the 320-MW Port Augusta Renewable Energy Huba hybrid wind and solar project near Port Augusta in South Australia. Construction of the the DP Energy Ltd. developed project is slated to break ground in June.

The first stage of the project, which has bee sold to Iberdrola, will incorporate 210 MW of wind capacity and 110 MW of solar capacity has been sold to Iberdrola, DP Energy will hold a proposed second stage featuring more solar PV and a battery storage capacity. The Port Augusta Renewable Energy Hub will result in a significant increase in the share of wind and solar in the state's grid, and has been welcomed by the Liberal state government, which aims to reach net 100 per cent renewables by around 2030. (Source: Iberdrola,, 15 Jan., 2020)Contact: Iberdrola, Fernando Santamaria, Australia Manager,; DP Energy, +353 22 23955,

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Queensland Ministry Approves 94MW Wind Farm (Int'l. Report)
Date: 2019-09-04
In the Land Down Under, the State of Queensland Ministry for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning reports the agency has approved a $128 million, 64 MW wind farm in Queensland.

The project, which will incorporate 16 new turbines and generate sufficient electric power for roughly 35,000 homes, is expected to break ground as early as March 2020. (Source: Queensland Ministry for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, Smart Energy, 2 Sept., 2019) Contact: Queensland Ministry for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, Cameron Dick, Minister,

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GE Cypress Onshore Wind Platform Chosen for Aussie Project (Int'l)
GE Renewable Energy
Date: 2019-08-14
GE Renewable Energy reports it has been selected by investors Partners Group and CWP as the wind turbine supplier for the 244 MW Bango wind farm near Yass, New South Wales, Australia.

The project, which will incorporate 46 GE Cypress onshore wind platforms, is the company's first Cypress-equipped wind farm in Australia and the largest globally to date.

Construction is expected to get underway shortly for commissioning and start of operations by 2021. The Cypress is GE's most powerful and efficient wind turbine in operation. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Website, STL News, 12 Aug., 2019) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Steve Oswald, Country Leader, GE Renewable Energy Onshore Wind in Australia,

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy news,  Wind news,  Australia Wind news,  

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ENGIE'S 119MW Willogoleche Australia Wind Farm Now Online (Int'l)
Engie,ENGIE, Mitsui & Co
Date: 2019-07-31
In the Land Down Under, French renewable energy developer ENGI is reporting its 119MW Willogoleche wind farm in South Australia has been completed and is now online. The project, which incorporate 32 units of GE's 3.8MW turbines at scale, was completed by Engie and JV partner Mitsui & Co, two years after it was announced in 2017.

ENGIE notes power generated by the wind farm will be delivered via its retail power arm, Simply Energy, which has more than 700,000 customers in Australia, including nearly 90,000 in South Australia.

In addition to Willogoleche, ENGIE operates the 46MW Canunda Wind Farm in South Australia and has renewable energy projects under development in Queensland and New South Wales. (Source: ENGIE, Various Media,ReNew Energy, 30 July, 2019) Contact: ENGIE,; Mitsui & Co,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Mitsui & Co,  ENGIE,  Engie,  Wind,  South Africa Wind,  

Alinta's W.A. Wind Farm Wins Regulatory Approval (Int'l. Report)
Alinta Energy
Date: 2019-05-24
In the Land Down Under, Sydney-headquartered electric power and gas supplier Alinta Energy reports Economic Regulatory Authority approval of its 212MW Yandin project near the town of Dandaragan, 150 kms north of Perth. When fully operational, the wind farm will be the largest and one of the most efficient wind facilities in Western Australia.

The project will incorporate 51, 4.2MW Vestas turbines. Construction is expected to begin this July. (Source: Alinta Energy, Others, Renew Economy, 23 May, 2019) Contact: Alinta Energy,

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Nordex Confirms Acciona Energy Australia Turbine Order (Int'l)
Nordex,Acciona Energy Australia
Date: 2019-04-03
Hamburg, Germany-headquartered wind turbine giant The Nordex Group reports receipt of a contract from Acciona Energy Australia to supply and install 35 nits of its N149/4.0-4.5 "light wind" turbines for the Mortlake South Wind Farm project located in Victoria State in the south-east Australia.

When fully operational- in mid 2020, the wind farm is expected generate sufficient energy for 115,000 homes. (Source: Nordex, PR, reve, 2 April, 2019)Contact: Nordex SE, Felix Losada, +49 (0) 40 300 30 1141,,; Acciona Energy Australia, +61 2 8117 0100,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Australia Wind,  Nordex,  

Alinta, Vestas Partner Western Australian Wind Farm (Int'l Report)
Alinta Energy,Yandin Wind Farm
Date: 2019-03-01
Vestas is reporting receipt of a 214 MW wind turbine order from Australian utility Alinta Energy for the V150-4.2 MW turbine equipped Yandin Wind Farm. When fully operational, the project will be Western Australia's largest renewable energy power plant providing sufficient energy for 200,000 homes.

Under the terms of the contract, Vestas will also construct the project through an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreement as well as operate the facility under a 25-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement.

The Yandin project, which is expected to come online in Q3, 2020, is Alinta's first wind energy project and its largest investment in renewable energy to date. (Source: Vestas Wind Systems , Asia Pacific, 28 Feb., 2019) Contact: Vestas, Peter Cowling, Head of Vestas Australia and New Zealand,; Alinta Energy, Ken Woolley, Executive Director of Merchant Energy,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Alinta Energy,  Yandin Wind Farm,  Wind,  Australia Wind ,  

Vestas Commits to Aussie Wind Turbine Production (Int'l)
Date: 2019-02-18
In the Land Down Under, Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas is reporting a partnership with Geelong-based Marand Precision Engineering for the production of wind turbine hubs and drive trains. Vests's commitment is aimed at helping its clients win round one of the Victorian Renewable Energy Target auction, where the state government intends to maximize local content and increase local investment and skills transfer.

To that end, Vesta's will train Marand's Australian workers on its turbine production lines in Denmark before the Geelong plant begins production of Vesta's 4.2 MW turbines for the Dundonnell Wind Farm and Berrybank Wind Farm projects in Victoria.

Eighty turbines are planned for Dundonnell and 43 machines for Berrybank. Vestas has committed to local assembly of 100 hubs and 50 drivetrains -- including bedplate, gearbox, driveshaft and generator. (Source: Vestas, ecogeneration, 14 Feb., 2019) Contact: Marand Precision Engineering, +61 3 8552 0600,; Vestas, Peter Cowling Clive, NZ and Australia Country Head, +45 9730 0000,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas,  Wind,  Australia Wind,  

Australian Capital Territory Opens 91-MW Wind Farm (Int' Report)
Date: 2018-11-09
In the Land Down Under, transmission system operator TransGrid is reporting the startup of the 91-MW Crookwell 2 Wind Park which feeds power into the grid of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

The wind farm near Goulburn in New South Wales incorporates 28 General Electric turbines to generate energy under a 20-year feed-in tariff (FiT) contract with the ACT government.

The wind farm is owned by Global Power Generation (GPG), a subsidiary of Spain's Gas Natural Fenosa (BME:GAS) and Kuwait Investment Authority. (Source: TransGrid, Renewables, 8 Nov., 2018) Contact: TransGrid,

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Ratch Raises Final Mount Emerald Wind Farm Turbine (Int'l Report)
Ratch Australian Corporation
Date: 2018-09-26
In the Land Down Under, Sydney, Australia-based Ratch Australian Corporation reports it has raised the last of 53 turbines at its $360 million, 180-MW Mount Emerald Wind Farm. The facility generated its first energy in August.

According to Ratch's EGM business development Anthony Yeates, "We are now producing at 60MW or about 33 pct of full capacity. Vestas has conducted a series of grid performance tests and the results are now being analysed by the Australian Energy Market Operator. We hope to be able to step up to 130MW or about 70 pct of capacity in early October."

When fully operational, Mount Emerald will be the largest wind farm in Queensland and will generate sufficient power for approximately 75,000 North Queensland homes. (Source: Ratch Australian Corporation, Ecogeneration, Sept 24, 2018) Contact: Ratch Australian Corporation, Anthony Yeates, Exec. GM, +02 8913 9400,

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ACCIONA Awarded 35-Turbine Aussie Wind Farm (M&A, Int'l)
Date: 2018-09-12
ACCIONA Energia reports it will acquire the 157.5-MW Mortlake South wind farm in Victoria State, Australia, following an award in the renewable energy tender called by the State Government of Victoria.

The 35, 4.5-MW Nordex wind turbine equipped Mortlake South wind farm represents capital expenditure of $288 million (AUS) (€177 million). Construction is slated to get underway early next year for completion in mid-2020.

The Mortlake acquisition will increase ACCIONA'S Australian renewable energy capacity 36 pct to 592 MW. The wind farm will generate clean energy equivalent to the electricity consumption of almost 80,000 Australian households, avoiding over 532,000 tpy of CO2.

To date, ACCIONA Energia has invested more than $1.3 billion (€814 million) in Australia since 2002. (Source: ACCIONA Energia , PR, REVE, 11 Sept., 2018) Contact: ACCIONA Energia,

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Ratch Powers-Up at Queensland's Largest Wind Farm (Int'l Report)
Ratch Australia
Date: 2018-08-22
In the Land Down Under, Ratch Australia is reporting Queensland's largest wind farm to date, the $380 million, 180MW Mount Emerald facility near Mareebra, is powering up the first of its 44 Vestas turbines in a staged testing and commissioning process.

When fully online, the wind farm will deliver around 530,000MWh hours of relectric power -- sufficient power for about 75,000 north Queensland homes over a 20-year period, according to a company statement.

RATCH-Australia is an independent power producer in Australia and owns an increasing portfolio of power generation assets, generating more than 815 MW as of Apr 2014. These consist of ownership, or an interest in gas power stations and wind farms around Australia. RATCH-Australia is an unlisted public company incorporated in Australia and owned by the major Thai power generation company, Ratchaburi Electricity Generation Holding PCL (RATCH). (Source: Ratch Australia, RENew Economy, 21 Aug., 2018) Contact: Ratch Australia, Anthony Yeates, Business Dev., 02 8913 9400,

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1,000MW Aussie Wind Farm Wins NSW Regulatory Approval (Int'l)
Date: 2018-04-04
In the Land Down Under, the New South Wales state government reports it has issued approval for the proposed 1,000 MW , 267-turbine Liverpool Range wind farm which, upon commissioning would be the biggest wind farm in Australia.

The wind project, which is being developed Sydney-based wind and solar energy developer Epuron, could break ground within a year.

(Source: Epuron, REneweconomy, 3 April, 2018) Contact: Epuron, Martin Poole, +61 2 8456 7400,,

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Aussie 28 Turbine Wind Farm Construction Underway (Int'l)
Global Power Generation Australia
Date: 2017-10-18
In the Land Down Under, construction is underway on the foundations for 28 turbines at the Crookwell 2 wind farm near Canberra. The $125 million project is expected to generate around 304,000-MWh of power per year -- sufficient power for 41,600 area homes.

The Crookwell 2 wind farm is being developed by Madrid-headquartered Global Power Generation Australia (formerly Union Fenosa Australia) and is supported by ACT large feed-in tariffs. The project is slated for completion and commissioning in September , 2018. (Source: Global Power Generation Australia, Riot Act, 17 Oct., 2017) Contact: Global Power Generation Australia,

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Australia's Sapphire Wind Farm Receives First Blades (Int'l)
Sapphire Wind Farm,CWP Asset Management
Date: 2017-10-13
In Australia, the first 62 meter long Chinese manufactured wind turbine blades for the Sapphire Wind Farm between Glen Innes and Inverell,New South Wales, are reported to have arrived by truck from the Port of Newcastle.

According to CWP Asset Management, the company behind the Sapphire Wind Farm, foundations for 63 of the 75 turbines have been laid and access roads completed. The project's first turbine is expected to be erected by the end of the month. (Source: CWP Asset Management, Glen Innes Examiner, 10 Oct., 2017) Contact: CWP Asset Management, Andrew Houston, Project Manager, +61 (0)2 4013,,,

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