AGL invites Silverton community to tour the wind farm

The Silverton community in western New South Wales has been invited by AGL to tour the local wind farm to get an understanding of how it works.

The Silverton Wind Farm will undergo modification 3, which allows the project to use new wind turbine technology, which may result in fewer turbines at the site.

AGL Silverton Wind Farm project manager Adam Mackett said the modifications will improve efficiency.

“We are continuing to progress the development of the project including commercial arrangements ahead of a investment decision,” he said.

“During this time we will continue to consult with the community throughout the process.”

When completed, the Silverton Wind Farm will have capacity of up to 200 MW and produce 700,000 MWh of energy annually, which can power 120,000 average homes. The renewable energy will reduce CO2 emissions by 580,000 tonnes annually, the equivalent of taking 170,000 cars off the road each year.

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