GPG brings online 180-MW Berrybank 1 wind farm in Australia
Australian wind farm. Author: Steven Caddy. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic
Global Power Generation (GPG) today said it has commenced commercial operations at the 180-MW Berrybank 1 wind farm in the Australian state of Victoria.
GPG, a joint venture of Spain’s Naturgy Energy Group SA (BME:NTGY) and Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), spent AUD 284 million (USD 207.2m/EUR 183.3m) to implement the project.
Located 80 kilometres (49.7 miles) west of Geelong, the Berrybank 1 wind farm uses 43 VestasV136-4.2 MW turbines that are expected to produce around 644,000 MWh of electricity annually. The plant’s output will be enough to cover the consumption of roughly 138,000 Aussie homes per year.
Berrybank 1 is one of six winners in the 2017 reverse auction held under the Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET) policy and will receive a 15-year regulated tariff.
The wind farm is GPG’s second wind farm that enters into service in Australia. It will be expanded with 26 more turbines, which are currently being installed to form the Berrybank 2 wind farm. The extension is slated to go online in the second half of 2022.
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