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- Aug 14, 2011
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Good to see Reneweconomy chasing the costs through, in that case the extra cost was a cool $80 mil.An Age journalist...not sure he is credible.?
“(Dundonnell) was deliberately developed with a transmission connection into a strong part of the electricity grid, reducing future downside from congestion and changes to marginal loss factors, and we are excited to be on track with our largest ever renewable generation investment”.
Tilt spent $80 million on a 500kV substation and 38kms of 220kV overhead transmission line – built by Ausnet – to link into the state’s main 500kV transmission backbone.
The wind farm – located 23kms north east of Mortlake, is currently operating at an initial “hold point” of 5MW as testing and commissioning continues, effectively operating a single turbine. It hopes to reach a 100MW hold point within a few weeks and then be producing at full capacity from its 80 turbines by the end of the third quarter of the calendar year.
Huge Dundonnell wind farm begins output in Victoria, one of the few large scale wind and solar projects to connect on schedule.
The Chinese appear to favour coal over renewables (they use all options), dont buy the 'renewables are cheaper'. At the very least we should question what has become conventional thinking in Aus.