Goldwind, Transgrid ink deal for 79-turbine Aussie wind project
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Goldwind Australia has clinched a deal with New South Wales grid operator Transgrid for the connection and construction of grid-connection assets for the 79-turbine Coppabella wind project.
Under the commercial agreement, Transgrid will install the interconnection facilities for the power plant and will also operate and maintain the connection, the unit of Chinese wind turbine maker Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology (HKG:2208) said on Monday. The contract marks a “significant step in finalising the development of the wind farm," noted Tom Nielsen, the development manager for the project.
The Coppabella wind farm will be located in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, near the town of Yass. Once up and running, it will generate enough electricity for over 150,000 local homes with its up to 79 turbines. Its annual output is estimated to be around 900 GWh.
The project was previously known as Yass Valley but its name was changed so that it better reflects its location. Its initial developer is Australian wind and solar group Epuron, while Goldwind became its owner in 2017.
During the construction phase, the Coppabella scheme will create jobs for about 150 people.
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