Contributing to Climate Change Policy Targets
The South Australian Government objective is to produce at least 50% of the State’s electricity from renewable sources by 2025. Twin Creek will contribute to this target if constructed.
The Federal Government objective is to achieve an additional 33GW of electricity from renewable sources by 2020 under the Renewable Energy Target or RET. Twin Creek will contribute to this target if constructed.
The COP21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, achieved a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C, chiefly by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Twin Creek will contribute to this target if constructed.
The projected electricity generation for this project:
50 turbines x 3.5 MW power rating x 24hrs per day x 365 days per year x 40% capacity factor = *~613,000 MWh per year
* Generation figures may change subject to final site design and technology selection.
~613,000 MWh per year is equivalent to the electricity needs of around ~118,000 South Australia homes (assuming the average annual household electricity use is 5,200 kWh per annum).
The carbon dioxide (CO2) being saved by the project:
613,000 MWh x 0.336 tonnes/MWh = ~180,000 tonnes saved per year (assuming generation would otherwise be made by brown coal with a carbon factor = 0.336 tonnes per MWh (Source: Department of the Environment National Inventory Report).