The 145 MW wind farm will power the equivalent of 86,000 homes
GE will supply and install 38 wind turbines
This is GE’s seventh wind farm development in New South Wales
GE’s installed wind capacity is expected to reach 2.5 GW in Australia by 2024
Sydney, Australia, March 16, 2022 – GE (NYSE: GE) today announced an agreement with Iberdrola Australia to supply and install 38 wind turbines for the Flyers Creek wind farm project located 25 kilometers southwest of Orange in Nova Scotia. South Wales, Australia. When completed in 2023, the 145.5MW wind farm will power the equivalent of 86,000 average Australian homes.
The Flyers Creek wind farm is GE’s seventh project in New South Wales, a region with a compelling wind resource and some of the most promising onshore wind development potential in Australia. By 2024, GE’s installed onshore wind capacity is expected to reach 2.5 GW generated from 13 wind farms across Australia.
Gilan SabatierGE sales manager terrestrial wind International, said: “Australia is an important renewable energy country with strong underlying fundamentals for wind power. We are proud to work with Iberdrola to support Australia’s transition to a cleaner, modern energy system and to help the country meet its renewable energy goals. energy goals.
Iberdrola Australia Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Ross Rolfe, AO, said, “We are delighted to be advancing the construction of the Flyers Creek wind farm. The project will make a significant contribution to economic development in and around Blayney Shire and Cabonne. Shire. We would like to thank our local communities and landowners for their support and look forward to working closely with them in the future. We would also like to thank Newcrest, operator of the Cadia mine, and Essential Energy, for the roles they played in facilitating grid access for the Flyers Creek wind farm.”
GE will deliver 38 of its 3.8 MW turbines with 137m rotors and will also provide a 10-year full service contract to maintain the wind farm throughout its lifetime.
According to the Australian Government’s Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, renewables have nearly doubled in Australia over the past decade, accounting for 24% of Australia’s total electricity generation. Australia from renewable energy sources in 2020. Wind energy is one of Australia’s main renewable energy sources and contributed 9% of the electricity supplied in 2020. The Australian Energy Regulator has reported registered wind power capacity of 8,047 megawatts (MW) in December 2021, with significant additional projects expected to enhance capacity already committed or under construction.
GE Renewable Energy is committed to enabling the energy transition by supporting the work of its customers. As part of this responsibility, the company is focused on providing and servicing a global fleet of renewable energy assets, helping to lower the cost of renewable energy, ensuring resilience, efficiency and grid reliability, and making renewable energy operation more dispatchable. GE Renewable Energy also supports the energy transition by pursuing a strategy that reflects a commitment to sustainable and circular design.
About GE Renewable Energy
GE Renewable Energy is a $16 billion company that combines one of the broadest portfolios in the renewable energy industry to provide end-to-end solutions for our customers demanding reliable and affordable green power. Combining onshore and offshore wind solutions, blades, hydropower, storage, utility-scale solar and grid solutions as well as hybrid renewable energy and digital utility offerings, GE Renewable Energy has installed over 400 gigawatts of clean renewable energy and equipped over 90% of utilities worldwide with its grid solutions. With nearly 40,000 employees in more than 80 countries, GE Renewable Energy creates value for customers looking to power the world with affordable, reliable and sustainable green electrons. follow us on www.ge.com/renewableenergyto www.twitter.com/GErenewables Or on www.linkedin.com/company/gerenewableenergy.
About Iberdrola Australia
Iberdrola Australia is leading Australia’s transition to a clean future today. Our strategy is to put customers at the center of the transition to renewable energy, ensuring a secure supply of clean energy. We work with our customers to help them achieve their sustainability and renewable energy goals. At Iberdrola Australia, we operate one of the largest portfolios of renewable energy assets in the country and have invested in a fleet of flexible, fast-start assets that manage the risks of intermittency. Iberdrola Australia customers include manufacturers, universities, councils, food and beverage producers, electric vehicle manufacturers, commercial property operators, industrial utilities, wood processors and industrial assets. large-scale infrastructure. More information on our customer offers is available at: www.iberdrola.com.au
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