Iberdrola to build 145-MW wind farm in Australia

Iberdrola Port Augusta wind farm. Image by Iberdrola.

February 25 (Renewables Now) - The Australian unit of Spanish electric utility Iberdrola SA (BME:IBE) announced today it has committed to constructing the 145-MW Flyers Creek wind farm in central-west New South Wales.

Iberdrola Australia expects to commence construction next month and the process will involve the installation of 38 wind turbines.

Once up and running, Flyers Creek should be able to generate some 450 GWh of electricity per year, enough to meet the power demand of more than 80,000 Australian households and offset over 330,000 tonnes of carbon emissions (CO2) annually.

The wind park's output will be sold to Australian businesses and enterprises, Iberdrola Australia's CEO and managing director, Ross Rolfe, said.

As part of the project, Iberdrola will establish a community benefit fund which will receive its first contribution when construction begins. The fund will be administered by local government body Blayney Shire Council.

Since entering the Australian market in 2019, Iberdrola has invested in around 760 MW of renewables capacity, representing a capital commitment of more than AUD 1 billion (USD 716m/EUR 641m).

(AUD 1.0 = USD 0.716/EUR 0.641)

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