AusNet Services is constructing a new transmission connection for Stage 1 of the Murra Warra Wind Farm project, located approximately 30km north of Horsham in north western Victoria. The terminal station will be owned and operated by AusNet Services and will enable the generated power to be exported into the National Energy Market via the Western Victoria 220kV network.
The Stage 1 windfarm capacity will be 226MW, with a total permitted capacity of 429MW. Stage 1 of the wind farm will generate enough clean energy to power the equivalent of more than 220,000 Victorian homes, and reduce CO2 emissions by 900,000 tonnes per annum; the equivalent of almost 320,000 fewer cars on the road each year.
Additionally, the Stage 1 Murra Warra wind farm will provide approximately 150 full time direct jobs during construction and eight during operation.
Construction began in May 2018 following an extensive period of collaborative planning and design between AusNet Services and RES Australia, in conjunction with industry and state planning bodies.
Murra Warra wind farm will be constructed in two stages – Stage 1 will commence during the first quarter of 2018. Stage 1 will comprise of 61 turbines in the south west of site, and Stage 2 will comprise of 55 turbines towards the north east of site.
RES has been developing renewable energy in Australia since 2004, and we currently have several major projects nearing completion. They're developing wind and solar farms that generate pollution free electricity, contribute to a cleaner environment and have a positive economic effect on local communities.RES is over 350 MW (megawatts) of renewable energy installed or currently under construction across New South Wales and Victoria. For example, the 240 MW Ararat wind farm is a A $450 million project financed by shareholders Partners Group, RES, OPTrust and GE. It will be the third largest wind farm in Australia and includes 75 turbines producing enough energy to power up to 123,000 local homes. They also have several other significant sites going through feasibility studies.