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Epuron plans 500 wind turbines northwest of Broken Hill, NSW, by late 2009; 4.5pc of NSW’s annual energy needs

Posted by gmarkets on 17 October, 2007

Renewable energy group Epuron announced its proposal to install about 500 wind turbines northwest of Broken Hill, reported The Mercury (9/10/2007, p.21).

Feds drag heels: Epuron executive director Andrew Durran said if approved by the NSW Government, the wind farm, near the historic town of Silverton, could be operational in stages by late 2009. NSW Energy Minister Ian Macdonald said the government would look positively at the wind power proposal. However, Premier Morris Iemma has warned the Federal Government’s uncertainty around a national trading scheme could hold up the investment.

March 2008 application The company would submit a development application for the farm in March next year, with approval expected by the end of the year. The $2 billion project could produce up to 4.5 per cent of NSW’s annual energy needs, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by three million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year. the company said.

The Mercury, 9/10/2007, p. 21

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