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UPC Renewables Announces 1,000 Megawatt Tasmanian Wind Farm
UPC Renewables, a leading global renewable energy developer, has announced it will build two wind farm projects in the northwest of Tasmania that will have an aggregate capacity of up to 1,000 megawatts.
The announcement was made late last week, in conjunction with the Hammond family, who own Robbins Island and other lands near Smithton on the north-west coast of Tasmania. UPC Renewables will build two wind farms, one on Robbins Island and another on nearby Jims Plain, with a combined output of between 600 and 1,000 megawatts (MW).
The Robbins Island project itself isa very large isolated site and, together with Jims Plain, have some of the best proven wind resources in the world, said Andy Rohner, CEO of UPC Renewables Australia.Once built, it will complement the Prime Ministers recently announced strategy for Tasmanian Wind and Hydro systems to act assouth-east Australias renewable energy battery and is close tothe Australian Energy Market Operators proposed entry point for a second interconnector between Tasmania and Victoria.
Specifically, in April, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, along with Tasmanias Premier, Will Hodgman, announced their intention to expand the Tasmanian Hydro System, which in turn would underpin additional wind investment in Tasmania. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will therefore work with Hydro Tasmania to explore the possibility of building new pumped hydro energy storage schemes across the state, which could deliver up to 2,500 MW of storage capacity for the larger Australian National Electricity Market. This will allow for the realization of the Hodgman Governments desire to see Tasmania become the renewable energy battery for Australia.
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