Goldwind Welcomes a Second Tasmanian Interconnector
22 June 2016
Goldwind welcomes the recent release of the preliminary report into the feasibility of a second Tasmanian interconnector by the Hon Warwick Smith AM.
As a wind power company, Goldwind is actively working to develop the latent potential of Tasmania’s wind projects. A second Tasmanian interconnector will allow more wind projects to be built in Tasmania and bring greater energy benefits to the National Electricity Market.
The $350m Cattle Hill Wind Farm in the central highlands of Tasmania is one project that will benefit from greater interconnectivity. Subject to achieving financial close, Cattle Hill Wind Farm is planning to install Goldwind permanent magnet direct drive turbines. The project is expected to employ over 150 staff during construction and have up to 15 permanent Goldwind maintenance staff. Whilst Cattle Hill is one of the most advanced projects in Tasmania, independent analysis shows that many other Tasmanian projects could be realised with a second interconnector to the mainland.
Goldwind is pleased to work with state and federal governments to unleash Tasmania’s renewable energy and economic potential.