RES has been granted planning approval for the Murra Warra Wind Farm in Australia, when completed it will be one of the largest wind farms in the southern hemisphere.
The project will see up to 116 state-of-the-art wind turbines constructed on farmland north of Horsham in the Wimmera district of Victoria. When fully constructed the wind farm will provide up to 420 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity. It will produce enough electricity to power the equivalent of up to 248,000 households in Victoria and save over 1.3 million tonnes of greenhouse gasses per year.
It is expected that construction of the $650m project will take approximately two years to complete.
RES Australia Chief Operating Officer Matt Rebbeck said: “This is our second big project in Victoria and when it is constructed RES will have brought over $1 billion in new renewable energy projects to the State.”
RES is currently two thirds of the way through completion of the 75 turbine Ararat Wind Farm. The 240MW project will generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of around 120,000 homes or 6% of Victoria’s households.
Further details on the progress of the wind farms will be released on the project websites.
Notes to editors:
1. RES (Renewable Energy Systems) is one of the world’s leading independent renewable energy companies. At the forefront of renewable energy development for over 30 years, RES has developed and/or built more than 12GW of renewable energy capacity worldwide and has an asset management portfolio exceeding 2 GW. RES is active in a range of energy technologies including onshore wind, offshore wind and solar, and technologies that will be enablers to a low carbon future – Energy Storage and Transmission. RES is headquartered in the United Kingdom and operates across the globe. For more information, visit www.res-group.com
2. In Australia, RES operates out of Sydney and has been developing clean energy projects across Australia for more than a decade. For more information, visit www.res-group.com/en/countries/australia/