Newsletter, May 2015
17 April 2015
Updates from our development pipeline
Infigen Energy continues to work on solar projects in the region, including the Capital Solar Farm, a 50 megawatt development near the Capital Wind Farm. Capital 2 has continued development activities in 2014 and 2015. Capital 2 recently participated in the ACT renewable energy auction in September 2014. However, the project was not successful in this tender process. Subject to a successful resolution to the current uncertainty regarding the Renewable Energy Target, Capital 2 is in a leading position to secure a long-term energy contract and commence construction in early 2017. The project has secured all relevant regulatory approvals, a grid connection and is in the process of completing compliance for the conditions of consent.
Tesla brings first rural supercharger to Goulburn
Australia’s first rural electric vehicle supercharger is confirmed and approved for the town of Goulburn, part of an east-coast network of charging stations. Tesla has announced the electricity will be purchased from clean energy providers, meaning owners of the car can drive from Sydney to Canberra, free, on 100% clean energy. We recently had a Tesla Model S owner come and visit the Woodlawn Wind Farm on a trip from Sydney to Canberra (done without a recharge), you can see a picture below, or on our Facebook page here.
Thanks to the Bungendore RFS
Recently, we had a minor fire in an electrical cabinet at the base of one of our turbines. The Bungendore and Taylors Creek Rural Fire Service attended the site and promptly extinguished the incident. Infigen is proud to foster a good relationship between rural site management staff and the local rural fire services. We would like to sincerely thank the Bungendore and Taylors Creek RFS crew for their prompt and professional response.
Capital and Woodlawn Generation
On the day of Capital and Woodlawn wind farms’ highest generation so far this year, the two wind farms generated 14,583 kilowatt hours. This is enough to charge Tesla Model S 172 times (at a 502 km per charge, that’s total powered range of ~86,000 kilometres). Over the first quarter of 2015, NSW wind farms generated 350,836,000 kilowatt hours of electricity. On the day of lowest wind power generation across the eastern states (28 March 2015), wind turbines still produced enough electricity to power around 400,000 homes.
Capital Community Committee Fourth Quarterly Meeting
The Capital Community Committee reviewed its fourth quarter sponsorship applications on Thursday, 25 March 2015. This was the sixth meeting since the Committee was formed in September 2013. The Committee received five applications in total and approved $15,500 to be shared between:
- Tarago & District Show Society
- Bungendore Tigers
- Australian Wind Alliance
- Braidwood Junior Soccer and Palerang United F.C.
The next quarterly review will take place in June 2015. If you wish to submit your application, please fill in the forms available here and send to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 May 2015. If you wish to become a member of the Committee, please express your interest by emailing at email@example.com.