244 MW Australian wind farm gets underway

Australia: Renewable energy developer CWP Renewables has announced the start of construction of the 244 MW Bango Wind Farm, to be built 30 km north of Yass in the Southern Highlands region of NSW.

The project will be the third project CWP Renewables has undertaken in NSW in partnership with global investment management firm Partners Group, following the completion of the 270 MW Sapphire Wind Farm and the 135 MW Crudine Ridge wind farm projects.

The 244 MW wind farm will also rank as the third biggest in NSW, and expects to generate more than 740,000 MWh of electricity annually, equivalent to the power needs of around 100,000 homes. A new transmission network connection will be completed for the project.

The project will consist of 46 turbines with a rated capacity of 5.3 MW.

Source: RenewEconomy