Neoen wins planning nod for 192-MW wind project in NSW

Regulators in New South Wales have granted France’s Neoen SA (EPA:NEOEN) full authority to erect a 192-MW wind farm, which will be a component of the state’s large-scale hybrid renewable energy hub.

The state’s Independent Planning Commission (IPC) approved the Thunderbolt Wind Farm on Wednesday.

Despite having been accepted by the state government’s planning department initially, complaints led to the scheme’s referral to the IPC.

The final permit has requirements about road upgrades, vegetation screening, and the maximum tip height of the turbine generators, which is set at 260 meters.

In the New South Wales region known as the New England, roughly 47 km northeast of Tamworth, is where Neoen plans to construct the Thunderbolt Wind Farm. Up to 32 turbines might be installed in the facility, which could produce up to 570,000 MWh of electricity a year.

The project, which will cost AUD-373 million (USD 245.3 million/EUR 228.4 million), is the first in a wider plan that would see the installation of 400 MW of battery storage, 120 MW of solar power, and 380 MW of wind power within the New England Renewable Energy Zone.

(1.0 AUD = 0.658 USD / 0.612 EUR)

Source Neoen 

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