Moonies Hill to hear decision on 150-MW Aussie wind farm on Jul 19
Jul 11, 2013 - Australian green energy developer Moonies Hill Energy will have to wait until next Friday for a planning decision on the Broomehill-Tambellup portion of its 150-MW Flat Rock wind project.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reported Thursday that the Great Southern Joint Development Assessment Panel will meet at the end of next week to decide if it accepts a recommendation to greenlight the project by the Broomehill-Tambellup Shire planner.
According to the developer’s website, the 150-MW Flat Rock wind farm will include 74 turbines in the shires of Kojonup and Broomehill-Tambellup, Western Australia. At full capacity it is expected to produce 562,000 GWh, or as much as 90,000 households consume annually. It is also to avoid up to 451,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions.
Earlier in 2013, the Great Southern Joint Development Assessment Panel rejected Moonies Hill’s proposal for Broomehill-Tambellup shire. After the company appealed the decision it had to reexamine.