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Alinta Energy enters into wind power agreement with Future Energy in Victoria
Alinta Energy has entered into a conditional power purchase master agreement with Future Energy for over 35 megawatts (MW) of wind power from six small wind farms in Victoria.
The Maroona Wind Farm, south west of Ararat in Victoria, will be the first of the projects to come on-stream between mid-2017 and 2018. Once built, the ~6MW wind farm will connect to the existing electricity network in the area and will produce the equivalent energy usage of around 4,000 households.
Jeff Dimery, Alinta Energy’s CEO said, “Alinta has been actively growing its renewables position and this agreement reflects a further step in our commitment to renewable energy.”
This agreement builds on a number of existing off-take agreements already in place to purchase electricity (along with large scale generation certificates), for example:
- 89MW from Walkaway Wind Farm in Western Australia, and
- 106MW from Bald Hills Wind Farm in Victoria.
In November 2016, Alinta also announced a binding agreement to acquire an option over the rights to the (up to 300MW) Yandin Wind Farm development in Western Australia.
About Alinta Energy
Alinta Energy is an Australian energy company with an owned and contracted generation portfolio of around 2,000MW, over 800,000 gas and electricity retail customers and around 400 employees across Australia and New Zealand.
Alinta Energy operates in all mainland Australian states as well as New Zealand.
About Future Energy
Future Energy Pty Ltd is a Victorian company established in 2004 to develop, construct, own and operate renewable energy projects throughout Australia. Since its inception, Future Energy has secured Development Approval for over 40 megawatts of wind generation and currently has a range of wind and solar projects under active development.
Future Energy’s most recent projects include the 6 megawatt Chepstowe Wind Farm and the Hepburn Community Wind Park.