First generation for Bodangora Wind Farm
8 August 2018
Today, leading renewable energy operator Infigen Energy announced its Bodangora Wind Farm in NSW has delivered first generation to the National Electricity Market.
Project Manager Stuart Black said the project is now moving into the commissioning phase.
“This marks an important milestone for the development; with mechanical and associated works taking shape, along with live commissioning of the turbines.
“The connection to the grid represents the commencement of the first large-scale wind farm in the area, contributing to future power generation.”
Mr Black confirmed that turbine installation continues on-site with more to be commissioned in coming weeks.
“TransGrid has also successfully completed grid connection works with the substation being energised early in July.”
Depending on the wind speed, each turbine can generate up to 3.4 MW of power, with the wind farm providing enough output to supply power to up to 49,000 homes each year when fully commissioned.
Once completed, the Bodangora Wind Farm will feature 33 turbines generating up to 113.2 MW of power into the electricity network, making a valuable contribution to Australia meeting its Renewable Energy Target by 2020.
The project commenced construction in June 2017 with turbine delivery and installation works commencing in March 2018.
About Bodangora Wind Farm
Bodangora Wind Farm is being constructed by a consortium of Civil and Allied Technical Construction Pty Ltd (CATCON) and General Electric International Inc. (GE) who manufacture and supply the wind turbines. The overhead powerlines connecting the wind farm to the electricity grid have been built by TransGrid.
Infigen Energy is the owner of the project and overseeing construction. The project is supported by a long-term full-service maintenance and service agreement provided by GE who have supplied all the turbines for the project.
For more information about Bodangora Wind Farm’s development, visit www.infigenenergy.com