AusNet announces partnership to develop transmission line

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AusNet Services has secured an agreement with a renewable energy company to develop a new transmission connection for the 80MW Crowlands Wind Farm project in Avoca, Victoria.

AusNet Service will partner with Pacific Hydro for the project.

Once fully commissioned, the wind farm will comprise 39 turbines with total capacity of 80MW, and produce clean energy equivalent to the yearly needs of approximately 50,000 Victorian homes.

The terminal station will connect the wind farm into AusNet Services’ Victorian transmission network.

AusNet Services’ Executive General Manager Commercial Energy Services, Chad Hymas, said AusNet Services was committed to supporting wind farm development and renewable energy in Australia.

“This is an exciting time to be in the renewable energy sector. We are proud to partner with Pacific Hydro, and together, collectively progress in building Australia’s renewable energy future,” Mr Hymas said.   

The agreement follows an extensive period of collaborative planning and design between AusNet Services and Pacific Hydro in conjunction with industry and state planning bodies.

Mr Hymas said the project represents a further step in the business’s strategy to be a leading energy company with a growing contracted asset base generating attractive long-term returns. 

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