28 Nov '12, 3pm

Hydro Tasmania in $2 Billion Bid To Build Australia's Largest Wind Farm

Hydro Tasmania wants to build a 600MW wind farm consisting of around 200 turbines, which if approved would transmit more than 5 percent of Australia’s total 2020 renewable energy target into the national grid via a high-voltage direct current underwater cable across Bass Strait to Australia’s state of Victoria. Initial consultation with the island’s community will begin immediately to seek their feedback over the next three months as part of the pre-feasibility stage. The support of King Islanders is crucial for the project to proceed, the state-owned utility said. For the past 15 months, Hydro Tasmania has been assessing the wind farm concept on the island to utilize one of the best wind resources in the world, the prevailing Roaring Forties. Work done to date indicated it was broadly feasible from a technical, economic and environmental perspective and the Tasmanian gove...

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