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Aurora Energy is proud to be supporting Cattle Hill Wind Farm, which played a crucial role in Tasmania meeting its target to become 100 per cent self-sufficient in renewable energy.
The State Government made the announcement today, reaching the position ahead of its 2022 commitment deadline following the commissioning of Cattle Hill late last year and the 29 (of 31) turbines at Granville Wind Farm more recently.
Aurora Chief Operating Officer, Kane Ingham said the fact Tasmania now had the installed capacity to meet its annual electricity needs from on-island clean generation only enhanced its credentials as a world leader in renewable energy.
“It’s a significant milestone in Tasmania’s rich history in renewable energy and we’re so proud we could play a part in it being realised,” Mr Ingham said.
“We strongly support the development of further renewable energy in Tasmania that will not only help strengthen Tasmania’s energy security but deliver local benefits to both our customers and the community.”
Aurora’s long-term partnership with PowerChina and Goldwind at Cattle Hill Wind Farm will assist the energy retailer to meet its obligations under national renewable energy legislation through the purchase of Tasmanian-generated renewable energy certificates produced by the 144 MW wind farm.
The 48-strong turbine project located at Lake Echo in the Central Highlands generates enough clean energy to power the equivalent of approximately 63,500 Tasmanian homes each year.