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Plans emerge for new 150MW wind farm in WA wheatbelt  

Credit:  Sophie Vorrath | Renew Economy | 1 August 2022 | reneweconomy.com.au ~~

Plans have emerged for 150MW wind farm in Western Australia’s wheatbelt region, which is rapidly becoming known for its strong and reliable wind resource.

A proposal for the project has been submitted to W.A.’s state’s Environmental Protection Authority by Synergy Wind Renewable Energy Developers, a part of the state-owned utility.

According to the EPA, the developers are hoping to install up to 30 wind turbines on towers with a tip height of up to 240 metres on land cleared for farming, north-east of the small town of Hyden.

The proposed wind farm would connect to the Western Power network via the 132 kV Kondinin to Bounty line, the EPA says.

Western Australia’s vast wheatbelt region hosts one of the state’s largest operating wind energy projects, the 214MW Yandin wind farm, situated near the town of Dandaragan.

The owners of that project, RATCH Australia and Alinta Energy, have claimed the site boasts Australia’s best resource for wind farming, thanks to its exposure to both an easterly overnight and a south-westerly in the afternoon.

Synergy Wind is also proposing to develop the 100MW Gelliondale wind farm in south-east Victoria and last month approval was also given to the 76.5MW Flat Rock wind farm to be built by Italian energy giant Enel Green Power, its first wind project in Australia.

Source:  Sophie Vorrath | Renew Economy | 1 August 2022 | reneweconomy.com.au

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