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Newsletter, June 2015

16 May 2015

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Updates from our development pipeline

At the time of writing, the renewable energy target deliberations continue. [Update – a deal has been met on the target]. The outcome will have a significant impact on our development pipeline – Infigen continues to support a bipartisan deal that will see significantly more renewable energy investment in Australia than the current stalemate. A story on ABC’s 7.30 program on Monday, the 8th of May featured Tarago farmer and Lake George neighbour John Reardon. Details can be found on the ABC 7.30 website.

Busy workers at Capital Renewable Energy Precinct

We have been very busy over the last month with many contractors on site as well as our normal workforce. We have also been carrying out some repairs on blades caused by lightning strikes in the storms of recent months requiring the use of a 101-metre elevated work platform.

Wind Power Records broken in May

Wind power broke several records during the week starting the 4th of May. Wind farms on the eastern National Electricity Market peaked at midnight on the 11th of May at 3,218 megawatts. The week saw the highest amount of wind energy on record, at 388.99 gigawatt hours. Woodlawn wind farm saw several continuous days at a capacity factor of approximately 98%.

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Capital Community Fund

The Capital Community Fund for the twelve months from 1st July 2015 is $42,000. The Capital Community Committee will meet four times a year to review and approve applications to sponsor community projects in Bungendore and Tarago. Anyone interested in becoming a member of the committee should contactccc@infigenenergy.com

Run with the Wind Community Forum

Run with the Wind 2015 will be held at Woodlawn wind farm on Sunday, 11 October 2015. Infigen and fun run organiser 100% Events held a community forum on Thursday, 7th May in Bungendore to meet interested key members of the local community.

We were pleased to see representatives of the Bungendore Community Foundation, Australian Wind Alliance and Boro Mt Fairy RFS, who gave up their time to help us out.

The purpose of the forum was helping us to make this year’s fun run better than it has been in previous years, attracting even more tourists, showcasing local produce and fundraising for the local communities. Aside from lots of ideas for family competitions, including a music stand and focussing this year’s fundraising for social support, the key recommendation was to continue holding community forums in Bungendore and Tarago.

That is why we are holding a follow-up meeting in the La Porta restaurant in Bungendore at 6pm on Thursday, 9th July. If you are a small business owner and can offer accommodation packages to runners, please get in touch with us at info@runwiththewind.com.au or call (02) 8031 9900.

Contact

If you have any questions about the Capital or Woodlawn wind farms, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us! We are also on Facebook at  and Twitter.