RES gets permit for Aussie wind-storage complex of 400 MW
Wind turbines in Australia. Image by: RES Group (www.res-group.com)
UK-based Renewable Energy Systems (RES) has won planning permission to build a 185-MW wind farm coupled with battery storage near Adelaide, in South Australia.
The complex will consist of 51 wind turbines and an adjacent energy storage system with a capacity of 215 MW, RES said on Thursday. The so-called Twin Creek wind park will be installed in proximity to a proposed 275-kV transmission line that is planned to link South Australia and New South Wales. The site of the project offers very high wind speeds, "whilst responding to the unique environmental circumstances and concerns of the local community," said Dan Leahy, Twin Creek's project manager.
The layout of the scheme foresees a buffer from dwellings in the area and is “highly sensitive” to the wildlife and the surrounding environment. Its construction phase will create employment to160 people.
Including the latest development consents it has secured in Australia, RES has expanded its portfolio of permitted wind and solar projects in the country to over 2 GW. Separately, it has more than 750 MW of assets under management, according to the statement.
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