ENGIE to Develop 420 MW Wind Farm in Australia After Latest Acquisition

ENGIE ANZ has announced the purchase of the 420 MW (on completion) Hills of Gold Wind Farm development near Nundle, New South Wales in Australia.

ENGIE Australia & New Zealand (ENGIE ANZ) has announced the purchase of the Hills of Gold Wind Farm development near Nundle, New South Wales in Australia. The project, which is progressing through the planning process, will have a capacity of up to 420 MW when completed.

ENGIE ANZ will be responsible for developing and operating the USD 750 million facility, after completing the acquisition of project entity, Wind Energy Partners. ENGIE ANZ’s General Manager of Asset Development, Andrew Kerley, said the Hills of Gold Wind Farm would be built with the backing of ENGIE’s local and global expertise in renewable energy.

“The Hills of Gold Wind Farm is a quality project that adds renewable energy to the national grid, while also creating local economic activity during construction and operation of the 25-year lifespan of the asset. We’re looking forward to the opportunity of building the Hills of Gold Wind Farm and to working with the local community to unlock the benefits of renewable energy development,” he added.

Up to 70 wind turbines, each with a generating capacity of up to 6 MW per unit will be installed on-site. And a 33kV/330kV onsite substation connecting to the existing 330kV TransGrid Liddell to Tamworth overhead transmission line network via a dedicated transmission line from the wind farm will also be developed.

Recently, we had reported that Engie EPS, had unveiled its hydrogen-based energy storage system built with its proprietary technology in Agkistro, Greece. The Agkistro site, presented in October, has been developed in the frame of the EU-H2020 funded project entitled Remote area Energy supply with Multiple Options for integrated hydrogen-based Technologies (REMOTE).

The project aims to demonstrate the advantages of hydrogen-based technologies for renewable energy storage in isolated and off-grid areas and has been awarded as the best renewable energy project in the Innovation section at the European Sustainable Energy Week 2020.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.