The Tasmanian Granville Harbour Wind Farm project has taken a step forward with Hydro Tasmania announcing it has reached in principle agreement with Westcoast Wind in relation to a power purchase agreement for the $280 million west coast wind farm.
This massive development, which has all of the required development approvals, will consist of 33 turbines providing 112 megawatts of capacity, is expected to create 200 jobs during construction, and generate enough power for more than 40,000 homes.
It follows the announcement in early June 2017, that a similar agreement had been reached for a $300 million, 49-turbine wind farm at Cattle Hill in the Central Highlands. The power generating capacity of both wind farms will contribute in excess of 840,000 megawatt hours of power annually.
This is important additional generation that can reinforce Tasmania’s energy security and also help deliver more clean energy into the national market.