News Home

[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

News Watch Home

Development extension for Vincent North Wind Farm  

As Pacific Hydro considers its options in regard to the development of the Vincent North Wind Farm, District Council of Yorke Peninsula has granted the company a further two-year extension to the development authorisation originally approved in October 2003.

Currently, the 132kV line serving Yorke Peninsula is at capacity and, until the capacity constraints are resolved and the electricity transmission infrastructure upgraded, this project and others like it are likely to remain on hold.

“While Pacific Hydro remains committed to the project, currently the company’s resources are focused on their Clements Gap Wind Farm, with construction to begin shortly,” Communications Manager Emily Wood said.

Clements Gap will be the first wind farm to begin construction as a result of the Federal Government’s commitment to increase the Mandatory Renewable Energy Target (MRET) in Australia by 20% by 2020, and will be Pacific Hydro’s first wind farm in South Australia.

Located in the Barunga Ranges, Clements Gap wind farm will have 27 turbines; while the generators will be supplied by Indian company Suzlon Energy, all other components have been sourced from South Australian suppliers.

“We are excited about this project, which has had strong support from the local community,” Ms Wood said.

Yorke Peninsula Country Times

15 April 2008

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.