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The project has substantial environmental benefits including:

  • Minimal impact on the productivity of traditional farming activities
  • The land can be rehabilitated to its original condition at the end of the project when all above ground infrastructure is removed
  • Smaller environmental footprint than comparative forms of generation
  • Additional fire breaks and improved access roads for firefighting
  • Will generate approximately 613,000 MWh per year* which is enough clean renewable energy to power approximately 118,000 South Australia homes** 
  • ~180,000 tonnes CO2 saver per year ***
  • Additional energy supplies to help meet the growing demands in South Australia

* calculation -> 50 turbines x 3.5 MW power rating x 24hrs per day x 365 days per year x 40% capacity factor= 613,200 MWh per year (subject to final site design and technology selection)

** assuming annual average household consumption is 5,200 KWh

*** compared to brown coal electricity generation carbon factor of 0.0336 tonnes per MWh (Source: Department of the Environment National Inventory Report)