NEXIF ENERGY’S LINCOLN GAP WIND FARM STARTS TO POWER UP
The Lincoln Gap Wind Farm, located near Port Augusta in South Australia, is one step closer to producing clean, renewable power this week as it reaches another major project milestone – successful energization of the wind farm’s main substation.
The safe powering up of over 8km of new overhead power lines and substation will enable the facility to begin commissioning the project’s wind turbines.
Srinivas Rao Chief Operations Officer Nexif Energy says today’s milestone is an important step toward Lincoln Gap Wind Farm exporting clean, renewable energy into the South Australian market and is a credit to Nexif’s workforce and construction partners.
“Nexif Energy is actively working on further developing the Lincoln Gap site with additional, complimentary energy technologies with the potential to make Lincoln Gap a hybrid renewable energy hub” Mr. Rao said,
Andrew Houston Projects Director Lincoln Gap Wind Farm said, “Construction started in early 2018 and we’re thrilled that a year down the track of a long and complicated process, we’ve reached the early stages of becoming a generating power station.”
“Our local workforce has worked tirelessly to get this point, and I’d like to thank them as we continue to help the Upper Spencer Gulf cement its reputation as the renewable energy capital of Australia,” Mr. Houston said.
When complete, the Lincoln Gap Wind Farm will comprise of 59 Senvion turbines (3.6 MW each) with a total installed capacity of 212 MW. In addition to the wind turbines, the project will also include a 10 MW Battery Energy Storage System, supplied by Fluence which has a storage capacity of 10 MWh. The combined project will have a total generating capacity of more than 222 MW, producing enough energy to power 155,000 households in South Australia. It is also expected to offset approximately 680,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually.
To find out more about the Lincoln Gap Wind Farm, visit lincolngapwindfarm.com.au
The Lincoln Gap Wind Farm is a 222MW initiative comprising 212MW of wind turbines and 10MW of battery storage capable of producing enough electricity to power approximately 155,000 households in South Australia. Involving the construction and operation of up to 59 Senvion 3.6M140 wind turbines and an Advancion battery storage system supplied by Fluence, the project will feed into the national electricity grid via the Electranet transmission network.
Key facts on the Lincoln Gap Wind Farm Project:
- A 10MW battery storage facility at the wind farm allows the project to more reliably integrate renewable energy into the National Electricity Market, with the large-scale battery delivering fast response storage capacity.
- The windfarm is being built on farmland on a raised plateau next to the Eyre Highway. It is expected to be fully operational from mid next year.
- The construction workforce ranges from 110 – 140 people, with more than half of this workforce sourced from the local region.
- Underwriting a significant proportion of the project production are two long-term Large-Scale Generation Certificate (LGC) agreements signed with ERM Power (ASX-EPW) in April 2017 and an innovative long-term offtake agreements with Snowy Hydro.
More information about the Lincoln Gap wind farm is available from http://lincolngapwindfarm.com.au/
Nexif Energy was established in August 2015 by Nexif, a Singapore-based independent power management company, and Denham Capital. The company aims to develop, finance, construct and opportunistically acquire conventional and renewable power generation assets across Australia and South-East Asia. For more information visit www.nexifenergy.com
Denham Capital is a leading energy and resources-focused global private equity firm with almost US$10 billion of invested and committed capital across multiple fund vehicles and offices in London, Boston, Houston, and Perth. The firm makes direct investments in the energy and resources sectors, including businesses involving international power, oil and gas, and mining, across the globe. Denham’s investment professionals apply deep operational and industry experience and work in partnership with management teams to achieve long-term investment objectives. For more information about Denham Capital, visit www.denhamcapital.com.
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