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THE COOPERS GAP WIND FARM HAS 123 TURBINES CAPABLE OF PRODUCING UP TO 453 MW MAKING IT ONE OF THE BIGGEST IN AUSTRALIA.
The Coopers Gap Wind Farm has 123 turbines capable of producing up to 453 MW making it one of the biggest in Australia.
The wind farm connects to the National Electricity Market via the Western Downs to Halys 275 kV transmission line via a new substation.
The Coopers Gap Wind Farm has a 453MW capacity, powering approximately 264,000 homes each year. It is one of Australia’s largest wind farms.
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GE Renewable Energy harnesses the earth’s most abundant resources – the strength of the wind, the heat of the sun and the force of water; delivering green electrons to power the world’s biggest economies and the most remote communities.
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SBL SOLUTIONS STILL HAS PRESENCE ON THIS WIND FARM FOR ONGOING SERVICES.
SBL Solutions provided Electrical and Mechanical resources during the construction phase of this Wind Farm consisting of 123 Wind Turbine Generators. SBL Solutions still has presence on this wind farm for ongoing services.
THE PROJECT WILL CONTRIBUTE TO A MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE THROUGH THE SUPPLY OF RENEWABLE ENERGY TO THE COMMUNITY.
The Coopers Gap Wind Farm Community Consultative Committee is composed of local representatives and project delegates. It operates as a forum through which the project can share information and the community can raise concerns and ideas for discussion.
- June 2017 – AGL granted permit to build up to 115 wind turbines at Coopers Gap.
- February 2018 – Construction begins.
- September 2018 – Wind turbines transported to Australia.
- November 2018 – Initial Installation.
- August 2019 – Generation begins.
- April 2020 – Last wind turbine completed.
COOPERS GAP WIND FARM IS 250 KM NORTH-WEST OF BRISBANE NEAR COORANGA NORTH, BETWEEN DALBY AND KINGAROY.
Coopers Gap Wind Farm is 250 km north-west of Brisbane near Cooranga North, between Dalby and Kingaroy. The site is located on land that’s mainly used for cattle grazing and other farming activities.
It connects to a new Powerlink substation along the Western Downs to Halys 275 kV transmission line built by Powerlink.
DURING CONSTRUCTION THE PROJECT EMPLOYED UP TO 200 PEOPLE. IT IS EXPECTED THAT UP TO 15 ONGOING JOBS WOULD BE CREATED FOR THE OPERATION OF THE PROJECT.
The project also injects funds into the local community through payments to involved landholders, use of local goods and services and community fund contributions.
The Coopers Gap Wind Farm Community Fund supports initiatives that benefit the local and regional community. This includes projects across health, social welfare, safety, environment, education and youth, sport, recreation, culture, arts and economic development.
The community fund is open to applications from community groups in and around the communities of Bell, Jandowae and Kumbia.
AGL REACHED FINANCIAL CLOSE ON THE SALE OF COOPERS GAP WIND FARM TO TILT RENEWABLES IN AUGUST, 2017.
The total development investment for the Coopers Gap project was funded through a combination of Tilt Renewables partners’ equity and a lending group comprising Westpac Banking Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Societe Generale, DBS Bank, Mizuho Bank and ABN Amro.
“1 million tonnes per year of greenhouse has emissions would be avoided through supply of the wind farm’s green power into the grid.” – Dr Anthony Lynham, Minister for State Development.
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