The substation and transmission line to link to the Cattle Hill Wind Farm to the transmission network has been completed and energised by TasNetworks.
Goldwind Australia managing director John Titchen said the substation’s completion is a major milestone for the project.
“Goldwind is pleased to be partnering with TasNetworks to achieve successful energisation of the substation for the Cattle Hill Wind Farm project. We have found the TasNetworks team to be very professional and capable,” John said.
TasNetworks CEO Lance Balcombe said, “In addition to the construction of the substation on the wind farm site, approximately 130 metres of new transmission line has been built to connect the project to the existing transmission network and approximately three kilometres of existing transmission lines has been reconfigured to accommodate the future power output from the project.
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“Construction of the project is progressing on many work fronts; six Goldwind turbines have now been installed and commissioning of turbines will commence shortly.
Construction of the wind farm is planned for completion by the end of 2019.
Once the turbines are commissioned and generating power later this year, power will be fed via transmission line to the Waddamana substation and then into the state-wide transmission network. Once operational, Cattle Hill Wind Farm will produce enough clean energy to power approximately 63,500 Tasmanian homes.