Musselroe wind farm to increase Australia’s clean energy

While most households will be feeling the bite of electricity prices this winter, there may be a respite on the horizon as the country begins to pick up on the trend toward energy efficiency.

Cleaner energy can also contribute the moderation of electricity prices by allowing more power to enter the grid at a lower cost.

As Australia moves toward more sustainable energy options, consumers may experience changes in their energy expenditure - and with the development of Tasmania’s Musselroe wind farm the clean energy sector continues its growth.

The $400 million farm will provide 168 megawatts of power to the grid once active - completion is expected in July 2013.

Foundations have been poured for the 56-turbine development on the Cape Portland farm, owned by hydro Tasmania.

“Not only will this exciting project boost our international reputation for renewable energy, it will also create 200 jobs in the North East region during the 18 month construction period,”
Tasmanian premier Lara Giddings told the Climate Spectator when visiting the site this week.

Ms Giddings added that a lot of planning had gone into the management of cultural and environmental impacts of the development.

Posted by Charlie Moore