$400m Yandin Wind Farm approved for WA
Posted on 27 May 2019
Alinta Energy has received approval from the Economic Regulatory Authority for their newest renewable endeavour; a 214MW wind farm. Construction is set to begin in July for what is expected to be the largest wind farm in Western Australia, creating 150 jobs during construction. It will be located approximately 150 kilometres north of Perth near the town of Dandaragan and will comprise of 51 4.2MW Vestas wind turbines.
Construction is set for completion in mid-2020, with the plant then capable of powering 200,000 homes per annum. Vestas has been appointed for the engineering, procurement and construction of the project.
Alinta Energy Merchant Energy Executive Director, Ken Woolley has stated:
“Yandin will drive more affordable and cleaner energy for us, and with our gas-fired power stations it will also help us use gas more efficiently. That’ll be good for us, our customers and the environment. The Yandin Wind Farm has been shaped by valuable input from the local community and made possible by a stable energy policy environment in WA.”