Alinta to build Western Australia's largest wind farm
Alinta Energy has committed to build Western Australia’s largest renewable power plant. The Yandin Wind Farm, located approximately 150 km north of Perth, is set for completion in mid-2020 and will provide affordable renewable energy to more than 200,000 homes.
Vestas has been selected to construct the 214 MW wind park, featuring 51 turbines, each generating 4.2 MW of power, through an engineering, procurement and construction agreement with Alinta.
The Yandin Wind Farm is the first wind energy project developed by Alinta and the company’s largest investment in renewable energy to date. The project will form part of the company’s growing renewable energy portfolio in Australia.
“Yandin will give Alinta Energy a considerable supply of affordable renewable power for our growing electricity customer base,” said Ken Woolley, Alinta Energy’s Executive Director of Merchant Energy. “We selected Vestas based on their years of experience, industry-leading technology and the commitments we share around safety and generating affordable power for Australians.”
With a competitive energy cost, the Yandin project demonstrates Alinta’s determination to make energy more affordable and sustainable for its customers. Once in operation, Yandin will also allow Alinta to reduce its use of natural gas for electricity generation, reducing its energy production costs and illustrating how renewable energy is quickly becoming the lowest-cost energy technology in Australia.
Head of Vestas Australia and New Zealand Peter Cowling commented, “Yandin is a key project for Vestas, Alinta and Western Australia. We are more than pleased to be Alinta’s partner on this project, as we can see enormous potential for wind energy in Western Australia that is perfectly suited to our industry-leading wind turbines. Our leadership position in providing complete renewable energy solutions in Australia means we have more knowledge and resources to give our customers and, by extension, Australian energy consumers, the most productive, reliable and affordable clean energy around. In this way, we will support Australia’s transition towards an energy system entirely powered by renewable energy.”
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