TagEnergy, a global renewable energy enterprise, has started the first stage of the 1.3 gigawatt (GW) Golden Plains Wind Farm near Rokewood in Victoria, Australia.
The 756 megawatt (MW), $1.3 billion first phase will include 215 turbine generators. In addition, the Golden Plains complex will be coupled with 300 MW of battery-storage capacity. Once completed, it will be Australia’s largest wind project. It’s estimated the project will power 765,000 homes in the state and will help Victoria meet its 95 percent renewable-energy goal by 2035.
TagEnergy Australia managing partner Andrew Riggs said, “Breaking ground marks another great milestone for this landmark project that will have a profound impact on the shift to clean energy in Victoria and beyond.”
Vestas will handle the engineering procurement and construction work for the project, while AusNet Services will oversee all grid-connection works. The wind farm will be operated by Australia’s Westwind En