TasNetworks has signed a connection agreement with Goldwind Australia for the Wild Cattle Hill Windfarm in Tasmania.
Part of the Tasmania First vision for energy is to develop more renewable generation in Tasmania to help deliver lower prices, and this project is a key part of the vision for the State.
In the short-term, the project will see $300 million invested, create 150 jobs during construction and will see many local contractors and businesses benefit along the way.
In the long-term, the windfarm will generate 144MW, enough energy to power over 60,000 homes and increase wind generation capacity in Tasmania by nearly 50 per cent.
The State Government is seizing every opportunity to boost renewable energy generation and have set ambitious targets to make Tasmania not only powered by 100 per cent renewable energy by 2022, but also to have the cheapest power prices in the nation.