Crookwell 2 wind farm

 

The 91 MW Crookwell 2 wind farm, near Goulburn in New South Wales, supports the commitment made by the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) to supply 100% of its electricity from renewable resources after the ACT Government awards the zone’s feed-in tariff rights to GPG.

The project has 28 wind turbines and produces a over 300,000 megawatts per hour in a standard year, with zero carbon emissions, an energy supply equivalent to the electricity consumption of 41,600 homes in Canberra.

Crookwell 2 is the first wind farm in Australia for Global Power Generation, which aims to close more long-term purchase agreements for other significant renewable energy projects by GPG in Australia.

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Berrybank 1 wind farm

 

With the Berrybank 1 180,6 MW wind farm, which received an investment of 284 million Australian dollars, GPG has entered the top five independent renewable energy operators in Australia with a renewable capacity of approximately 270 MW in the region. The construction of this project started in 2019 and began operating in 2020.

The awarding of Berrybank 1 means that Global Power Generation can continue its strategy of international growth and renewable investment in a key market like Australia.

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Berrybank 2 wind farm

 

Berrybank 2 is a 109 MW wind farm located in the south-west region of Victoria, approximately 150 km from Melbourne. It is close to the already constructed Berrybank 1, so both projects will share some infrastructure, such as the already established Overhead Transmission Line. This new project will see the installation of 26 Vestas V136-4.2 wind turbine generators.

This project awarded with a Power Purchase Agreement from ACT Government in September 2020 is the third project to start construction by Naturgy in Australia, following Crookwell 2 y Berrybank 1. 215 million Australian dollars (131 million euros) have been invested for this project.

As part of the commitments associated to the wind farm project, GPG will install a 10 MW Battery Energy Storage System to be located within the Australian Capital Territory, that will allow support the ACT distribution grid at the Queanbeyan substation, in partnership with TransGrid, the Transmission Network Service Provider in the region.

GPG is also committed to establishing a high level of engagement with the local communities surrounding the wind farm and providing benefits through the implementation of an ambitious Community Engagement Plan (CEP), that will engage with the already existing Berrybank Stage-1 Wind Farm CEP. In practice, this will mean an increase in the already significate investment into the local community and a real opportunity to continue promoting the projects that are currently being developed with these local communities.

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Crookwell 3 Wind Farm

The Crookwell 3 Wind Farm is an approved project for 16 wind turbines that are scheduled for construction in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales. The site is located approximately 17 Km to the southeast of Crookwell, 25 Km to the northwest of Goulburn and 90 Km to the northeast of Canberra, within the Australian local government area of Upper Lachlan Shire Council.

The project was approved on 14 October 2020 for 16 wind turbines with a maximum blade tip height of up to 157 metres and a total project capacity of approximately 50 MW. The power generated will be connected to the grid via the Crookwell 2 Wind Farm terminal station, which is in turn connected via a 330 kV transmission line system.

The project covers an area of approximately 1,100 hectares that are owned by two landlords and mainly used for farming activities (grazing). It will be possible for this activity to continue with the wind farm.

The project is considered as the second phase of the Crookwell 2 Wind Farm, which is also owned and operated by GPG Australia.

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Ryan Corner Wind Farm

The Ryan Corner wind farm is located in south-west Victoria, close to Yambuk and 16.5 Km to the north-west of Port Fairy in the Australian local government area of Moyne Shire.

The project covers an area of approximately 3,388 hectares that are mainly used for farming purposes at the moment, including sheep and other livestock grazing.

The wind farm consists of 52 turbines with a total power of approximately 218.4 MW. It will be connected to the grid via a 132 kV overhead transmission circuit to the 500 kV Tarrone terminal station.

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Hawkesdale wind farm

The Hawkesdale wind farm site is located in South-Western Victoria near the township of Hawkesdale, 30km north-west of Warrnambool, and 175km west of Geelong, within the Moyne Shire Local Government Area.

The project covers an area of approximately 2,280 ha, where the current land use is primarily agricultural activities including grazing of sheep and cattle.

The windfarm comprises 23 turbines with a total output of approximately 97MW. It will connect to the grid via a 132kV overhead transmission circuit to the existing 500kV Tarrone Terminal Station.

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Battery energy storage system

 

This is the first investment in this field in Australia, a country at the forefront of large-scale battery use.

As part of the commitments associated with the Berrybank 2 wind farm, GPG is committed to installing a 10 MW battery energy storage system located within the Australian Capital Territory, which will support the ACT distribution network at the Queanbeyan substation, in partnership with TransGrid, the region’s distribution network service provider.

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