Alinta Energy enters into 130MW offtake agreement for WA wind farm

Alinta Energy has entered into a 12-year offtake agreement with APA Group that will underpin the construction of the 130MW Badgingarra Wind Farm.

The agreement includes the purchase of all of the energy along with the Large-scale Renewable Generation Certificates (LGCs) generated by the wind farm.

Alinta Energy CEO Jeff Dimery said the agreement was another step in expanding Alinta’s renewables position.

“The Badgingarra Wind Farm output will complement our flexible gas generation fleet and expand on our ability to provide clean, affordable and reliable energy for our West Australian customers,” Mr Dimery said.

“This agreement complements a range of other exciting renewable generation opportunities being progressed by Alinta Energy.”

The Badgingarra Wind Farm will be located in Western Australia on a site well known for its strong wind resource and proximity to suitable transmission connection to the South West Interconnected System (SWIS).

Financial close is expected in mid-2017, subject to conditions precedent including finalisation of a transmission connection agreement with Western Power.