Australia – Iberdrola has finished the installation of the final wind turbine at the world’s first wind-solar hybrid project: Port Augusta in South Australia.
The project consists of 50 wind turbines and 250,000 solar panels.
Energy for 180,000 households
The renewable energy project, which combines 210 megawatts of wind and 107 megawatts of photovoltaic energy, will create enough clean energy to power the equivalent of 180,000 Australian households annually once it comes online in the coming months. The project will require a $500 million investment.
Port Augusta’s renewable energy supply will assist lower consumer electricity prices and accelerate South Australia’s economic decarbonisation.
The project, which has resulted in the creation of 200 jobs, entails global, Australian, and Spanish suppliers and contributes to the country’s consolidation of a renewable industrial fabric:
- Elecnor, a Spanish business, is responsible for the construction of the plant’s substation and transmission line, as well as the storage sites and access roads.
- Vestas installed 50 wind turbines with a combined capacity of 4.2 megawatts.
- Longi is delivering the photovoltaic facility with around 250,000 solar panels; and
- Sterling&Wilson will construct it.