August 21 (Renewables Now) - First power has been generated from wind turbines at the Kennedy Energy Park in North Queensland, which combines wind, solar and energy storage technologies.
The project is owned by Canberra-based Windlab Ltd (ASX:WND) and Japan's Eurus Energy Holdings Corp. The Aussie firm confirmed in a Twitter post on Tuesday that the plant’s turbines are now spinning, following more than six months of delays. The construction of the complex, including 43.2 MW of wind, 15 MW of solar and 2 MW/4 MWh of Tesla battery storage, was completed at end-2018 but its grid-connection has been lagging due to new generation performance standards and other issues.
After hooking the complex to the grid earlier this month, Windlab and Eurus plan to fully commission the power plant by the end of this quarter. The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) will register it as a generator in September, as previously announced.