Lumea to connect Squadron’s Uungula Wind Farm to the grid

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Lumea Executive General Manager Paul Maguire and Squadron Energy CEO Jason Willoughby

Transgrid Group’s Lumea will build, own, operate and maintain the transmission infrastructure to connect Squadron Energy’s major new wind farm project to the grid.

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Squadron Energy is delivering a 69-wind turbine 414MW wind farm and associated infrastructure near Wellington, NSW. The site is on Wiradjuri Country in an area now dedicated as the Central West Orana Renewable Energy Zone.

Squadron Energy CEO Jason Willoughby said, “We are excited to be working with our project partners on the first NSW wind farm to move into delivery since 2022. Once fully operational, this wind farm will prevent more than 560,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually, playing an important role in mitigating climate change.”

The wind farm was the first to reach financial close in 2023 and will connect directly to Transgrid’s network.

Lumea, with Transgrid as its delivery partner, will build, own, operate and maintain a 330kV switching station, 330kV single circuit transmission line approximately 11.6km long,
330/33kV wind farm substation, and associated works.

Lumea acting general manager for energy services Tony Ryan said, “This project is a welcome win for Lumea. Our connections team is working hard to create competitive and innovative pathways to support our customers in accelerating the energy transition for all Australians.

“As the most experienced connections provider in the NEM, we look forward to further demonstrating why Lumea is the most trusted renewable energy connection and energy storage business in the Australian market.”

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Lumea expects site works to commence in 2025.

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