This has received the green light for construction to begin soon on the 100+ turbine wind farm near Jamestown. Hornsdale wind farm gained a 20 year supply contract in a recent ACT wind auction.
The project means construction jobs and ongoing local jobs injecting $ into regional SA and the state economy.
And more clean energy, in line with the SA's commitment to renewable energy (50% RET by 2050).
http://www.hornsdalewindfarm.com.au/Hornsdale Wind Farm will generate approximately 1,050,000 mega watt hours of clean, renewable electricity into the national power grid each year, thereby making a major contribution to Australia’s greenhouse gas reductions.
These reductions will be equivalent to taking either 290,000 cars off the road or planting 1,900,000 trees, producing enough electricity to power approximately 180,000 homes with renewable energy.
Hornsdale gets green light.
... the primary driver for the project is not the RET, but the ACT feed in tariff, where it secured a 20-year feed-in tariff of $92/MWh under the recent auction.
Construction on the first 100MW is expected to begin in months, with South Australian firms Catcon and CPP confirmed as contractors, and is expected to be in operation in 2017.
Renew Economy:“This project helps reinforce South Australia’s reputation as the country’s foremost renewable energy state, and helps contribute to the $10 billion low carbon investment target as well as the (state’s) 50 per cent renewable energy target , both to be achieved by 2025"
http://reneweconomy.com.au/2015/100mw-h ... ight-94458