Australia’s biggest wind farm will be able to power the equivalent of 260,000 homes when it is completed in 2019.
The 453MW wind farm in Queensland is being developed with support from the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF) – an AGL Energy led initiative. GE will supply 123 turbines to the record-breaking project, which will reduce C02 emissions by 1,180,000 tonnes annually.
“We are proud to be working with AGL to support Australia’s transition to a cleaner, modern energy system,” Geoff Culbert, President & CEO, GE Australia, New Zealand & Papua New Guinea, said. “AGL’s commitment to a lower emissions future is clear. The company announced earlier this year it would ramp up investment in renewable energy and decarbonise its generation by 2050. This wind farm represents a significant step towards that goal and we are proud to be a part of that.”
The wind farm will also contribute to the country’s target of generating around a quarter of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2020.