Clements Gap Wind Farm opened

Pacific Hydro has opened the 56.7 MW Clements Gap Wind Farm in South Australia, marking the first South Australian wind farm for the hydro and wind farm developer.

The wind farm is located in South Australia’s mid-north. The project will feature 27 x 2.1 MW Suzlon turbines, which will generate enough energy to power 30,000 homes.

The opening ceremony was overseen by South Australian Premier Mike Rann.

Pacific Hydro General Manager Lane Crockett said that Pacific Hydro hopes to move forward on two other South Australian wind energy projects, which are planned for Carmody’s Hill and Keyneton.

However Mr Crockett said that further investment in these projects, as well as its other Australian developments, have been stalled by the issues surrounding Federal Renewable Energy Target (RET) legislation, including the falling price of Renewable Energy Certificates.

“We are working with the Federal Government to resolve issues within the RET, and unless they are fixed we are unable to move forward with any more of our projects in South Australia or the rest of the country,” Mr Crockett said.

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