26 Aug '17, 5pm

#GE to build Australia's largest wind farm: 453 MW will reduce CO2 by 1,180,000 tonnes per year

#GE to build Australia's largest wind farm: 453 MW will reduce CO2 by 1,180,000 tonnes per year

AGL Energy has sold the Coopers Gap wind farm at Cooranga North, 250km north-west of Brisbane to the Powering Australia Renewables Fund (PARF) for A$22 million (US$17.3 million). Energy company AGL, which has a 20% stake in PARF, also awarded an engineering procurement contract to GE Renewable Energy for the project, which is set to produce around 1.51TWh a year. GE will supply 91 3.6MW turbines with a diameter of 137 metres, and 32 of its 3.8MW turbines with 130-metre rotors. It will also maintain the project for 25 years. Peter McCabe, president and CEO of GE’s onshore wind business, said: "Australia is a great market for wind. After the US, it is GE’s second largest region globally for renewable energy. "While we see lots of opportunities in Australia, we need to continue to have policy certainty to drive investment." PARF, which is 80% run by Australian consortium Quee...

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