Goldwind Australia today announced it has signed a Turbine Supply and Installation agreement with juwi and a 10-year warranty Operations and Maintenance agreement with Contract Power Australia (Contract Power) for the wind turbine component of Contract Power’s hybrid generation solution for the town of Esperance in Western Australia. Contract Power Australia will be selling the output from their hybrid generation system to Horizon Power under a long term Power Purchase Agreement.
The hybrid renewable energy solution will include two Goldwind GW 155/4.5 MW wind turbines, a 4 MW solar farm, a lithium-ion battery and gas generators. Renewable generation is expected to meet about half of Esperance’s annual electricity demand.
The managing director of Goldwind Australia, John Titchen said, “We are very pleased to partner with Contract Power and juwi to deliver the wind farm component of the Esperance hybrid project, the second renewable energy microgrid project that Goldwind is contributing to in Western Australia.
“The Esperance hybrid renewable energy project represents a great example of how to deliver competitive, low-emission electricity for our communities in Australia.”