18 Aug GE to help build Australia’s largest wind farm
GE (NYSE:GE) has entered into an agreement with the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF) to supply and install 123 wind turbines at Australia’s largest wind farm.
AGL Energy’s 453MW Coopers Gap Wind Farm in Southern Queensland will be completed in 2019 when GE finalises installation work on the site.
The US-based energy giant will deliver 91 turbines each with a capacity of 3.6MW, along with 32 turbines which will produce 3.8MW of renewable energy.
“Australia is a great market for wind,” said Pete McCabe, president and CEO of GE Renewable Energy’s Onshore Wind business.
“After the US, it is GE’s second largest region globally for renewable energy. While we see lots of opportunities in Australia, we need to continue to have policy certainty to drive investment.”
The wind farm will produce enough power to cater for the needs of 260,000 average Australian homes, and will cut carbon emissions by 1.18 million tonnes annually.
GE also plans to build the largest wind farm in the US, The 2GW Wind Catcher farm in the Oklahoma panhandle.