AGL gets second wind farm in South Australia
Posted: 11 May 2007
AGL Energy Limited has acquired the development rights to a 71 megawatts (MW) wind farm in South Australia from Wind Prospect Pty Ltd.
The proposed Hallett Hill wind farm will be approximately 20km from the 95MW Hallett wind farm currently under construction by AGL.
AGL Managing Director, Paul Anthony, said that acquiring the development rights to the Hallett Hill wind farm was another important addition to AGL’s leading renewable generation asset base.
“The proposed Hallett Hill wind farm development consists of 34 wind turbines with a total capacity of 71MW,” Mr Anthony said.
“If the project proceeds, the wind farm will be sited 200km north of Adelaide and close to the township of Mount Bryan and could enter commercial operation in the second half of 2009.
“This is a very important acquisition. All necessary permits for the construction of the wind farm are already in place.
“The Hallett Hill development could provide enough renewable energy to power 40,000 average Australian households and abate approximately 250,000 tonnes of CO2.
“By the end of the decade, AGL could be operating 134 wind turbines in South Australia with a combined capacity of over 255MW. Combined with an existing 645MW of hydro, with a further 145MW currently under construction, and an additional 400MW of wind generation permitted and under investment consideration, these assets will make AGL far and away the largest listed owner and developer of renewable generation in Australasia,” Mr Anthony said.