AGL and NBN Co have signed a six-year power purchase agreement (PPA), with the telecommunications provider purchasing the equivalent of around 90GWh per year of renewable energy, and the associated renewable energy certificates generated by Macarthur Wind Farm.
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AGL chief operating officer Markus Brokhof said, “We continue to work with our customers and partners to support them as they transition their businesses. This contract also supports the ongoing operation of the Macarthur Wind Farm.”
Macarthur Wind Farm is located 16km east of Macarthur, between Hamilton and Warrnambool in south western Victoria. It consists of 140 wind turbines with a capacity of 420MW.
On average, over the past 10 years the wind farm generated over 910,000MWh of renewable energy annually, which is enough to power approximately 171,000 average Australian households each year.
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Macarthur Wind Farm is operated and maintained by AGL, and AGL retains the rights to all renewable energy certificates and electricity output from the wind farm until 2038.