Wind farm details revealed
THE proposed Kentbruck Green Energy Hub is going to be a huge project if it goes ahead, but just how big the $1 billion plan is has been revealed.
Neoen Australia, the company behind the plan for a wind farm and battery storage spread over 30km of actively managed and harvested plantation pine forest between Mt Richmond and Nelson, said the 900MW project would comprise up to 157
That number is more than the number of towers at Codrington, Yambuk and the three Portland area wind farms combined.
Kentbruck would generate about 3.3 million megawatt-hours of energy into the national power grid each year, enough to power about 500,000 homes with renewable energy and an equivalent reduction in carbon emissions to taking 860,000 cars
off the road or planting 4.3 million trees.
It would host one of the largest grid-scale storage batteries in the world.
Neoen said it expected to apply for a planning permit in mid-2020, and if that was granted construction would start a year later.
The project was expected to take two years to build and the wind farm was designed to operate for 25 years.