Nexif Energy has broken ground on its $450 million Lincoln Gap wind farm project in South Australia.
The 212MW wind farm, located 15km west of Port Augusta, will, when completed, produce enough electricity to power around 155,000 homes in South Australia and offset more than 600,000 tonnes of CO2 every year of its operation.
“We’re delighted to be bringing this long-planned project to fruition,” Nexif Energy Australia’s Zeki Akbas said.
“Nexif Energy is committed to building something which will make a significant contribution to the renewable energy target while helping grid stability and reliability in South Australia and we anticipate the wind farm will operate for 25+ years, providing green, clean energy for the state.
“Nexif Energy has worked meticulously to develop a highly productive, innovative and practical renewable power model which will bring about real and sustainable benefits to South Australian communities.”
The wind farm will consist of up to 59 Senvion wind turbines and will include a 10MW battery storage facility.
The project will feed into the national electricity grid via the Electranet transmission network.
The project is expected to be commissioned in late 2018.
In addition to the Lincoln Gap Wind Farm, Nexif Energy is at an advanced stage of development of its 90MW wind farm in the Waterloo Ranges, approximately 15km west of Glen Innes in the Northern Tablelands region of New South Wales.
Together, the Lincoln Gap Wind Farm and Glen Innes Wind Farm will, when fully constructed, represent an investment by Nexif Energy in projects representing more than $600 million.