AusNet Services has secured a deal with RES Australia and Macquarie Capital to develop a new transmission connection for stage one of the Murra Warra wind project in Victoria.
The wind farm capacity will be 226MW in the first stage, with a total permitted capacity of 429MW.
Stage one will generate enough clean energy to power the equivalent of more than 220,000 Victorian homes, and reduce CO2 emissions by 900,000 tonnes per annum; the equivalent of almost 320,000 fewer cars on the road each year.
AusNet commercial energy services executive general manager Chad Hymas said AusNet Services was committed to supporting wind farm development and renewable energy in Australia.
“AusNet Services is excited and proud to be making a meaningful contribution to this significant wind farm development that will support our industry’s transformation and contribute to continuous job growth in the region,” Mr Hymas said.
The agreement follows an extensive period of collaborative planning and design between AusNet Services and RES Australia in conjunction with industry and state planning bodies.
Mr Hymas said the project represents a further achievement in AusNet Services strategy to grow our contracted asset base while generating attractive long-term returns as we transition into a sustainable and integrated new energy future.
The project is located located 30km north of Horsham.