Lincoln Gap Wind Farm powers up

Thursday, 28 February, 2019

Lincoln Gap Wind Farm powers up

South Australia’s Lincoln Gap Wind Farm is one step closer to producing clean, renewable power this week as it reaches another major project milestone — successful energisation of the wind farm’s main substation.

The safe powering up of the substation and over 8 km of new overhead power lines will enable the facility to begin commissioning the project’s wind turbines.

Nexif Energy’s Chief Operations Officer, Srinivas Rao, said the milestone is an important step toward Lincoln Gap Wind Farm exporting clean, renewable energy into the South Australian market. “Nexif Energy is actively working on further developing the Lincoln Gap site with additional, complementary energy technologies with the potential to make Lincoln Gap a hybrid renewable energy hub,” Rao said.

When complete, the Lincoln Gap Wind Farm will comprise 59 Senvion turbines with a total installed capacity of 212 MW. In addition to the wind turbines, the project will include a 10 MW battery energy storage system supplied by Fluence.

The combined project will have a total generating capacity of more than 222 MW, producing enough energy to power 155,000 households in South Australia. It is also expected to offset approximately 680,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually.

Image courtesy of Nexif Energy.

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