January 26 (Renewables Now) - Australian energy infrastructure firm AusNet Services (ASX:AST) on Thursday said it will develop a new transmission connection for a 80-MW wind project in western Victoria.
The terminal station will connect the Crowlands wind power plant to AusNet’s transmission network in the state. The agreement has been signed with Australian renewable energy company Pacific Hydro, which will own and operate the wind farm in the Pyrenees Shire Council.
Before signing the contract, AusNet Services and Pacific Hydro engaged in collaborative planning and design along with industry and state planning bodies.
Senvion SA (ETR:SEN) said in December it has secured an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the 39-turbine Crowlands wind project. It will use the German wind turbine maker’s MM92 model. Senvion said at the time delivery of the turbines was planned for the second half of 2018.