Bright Energy erects 1st turbine at 184-MW wind farm in Australia

Wind farm in Australia. Author: Steven Caddy. License: Creative Commons. Attribution 2.0 Generic

January 21 (Renewables Now) - Renewable energy project developer Bright Energy Investments on Monday said the first turbine has been installed at the almost 184-MW Warradarge Wind Farm in the Mid West Region in Western Australia.

The wind park, located in the town of Eneabba, will consist of 51 3.6-MW turbines provided by Denmark-based Vestas Wind Systems A/S. Once fully operational, it will produce enough power to supply 148,500 households in Western Australia.

The wind farm remains on track to start generating power around the beginning of the final quarter of the year, Bright Energy general manager Tom Frood said.

Bright Energy Investments is a joint venture between Western Australian state-owned utility Synergy, investment fund Dutch Infrastructure Fund (DIF) and Australian industry superannuation fund Cbus.

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