Owners of 111-turbine Aussie wind farm launch renewables developer
The Collgar wind farm in Western Australia. Source: Collgar Renewables Pty Ltd.
The Retail Employees Superannuation Trust (Rest), the superannuation fund that owns the 111-turbine Collgar wind farm in Western Australia, has established a new company to broaden its renewable energy development portfolio.
The firm, called Collgar Renewables Pty Ltd, has been launched to develop, own and operate renewable energy assets. It is now the entity holding the particular wind farm, which began operations back in 2011, and is currently exploring a range of diverse projects. These include “enhancement opportunities, expansion potential, exciting new renewable energy asset prospects and joint venture opportunities,” according to the announcement.
Built over a land envelope of 18,000 hectares, the Collgar wind farm has recently reached an increased total capacity of 222 MW thanks to some aerodynamic improvements and a software upgrade, the owner said. The plant feeds electricity into the South West Interconnected System (SWIS).