3 July 2017
AusNet has secured an agreement with Tilt Renewables to develop a new transmission line for the 54 MW Salt Creek Wind Farm project in western Victoria.
Once fully commissioned, the wind farm is expected to produce on average 172 GWh per annum, producing sufficient energy to power around 30,000 homes.
AusNet’ Executive General Manager Commercial Energy Services, Chad Hymas, said AusNet was committed to supporting Australia’s transition to renewable energy.
“AusNet is proud to partner with Tilt Renewables for this significant wind farm development that will support western Victoria’s energy supply system and contribute to job growth in regional Victoria,” Mr Hymas said.
The agreement follows an extensive period of collaborative planning and design between AusNet and Tilt Renewables in conjunction with industry and state planning bodies.
Mr Hymas said the project demonstrated progress towards AusNet strategy to be a leading modern energy company with a diverse asset portfolio, supporting the industry’s transition to an efficient, secure, sustainable and integrated energy future.
AusNet is Victoria's largest energy delivery service, owning and operating approximately $11 billion of electricity and gas distribution and transmission assets that connect into more than 1.3 million Victorian homes and businesses.
Based in Melbourne, AusNet employs more than 2000 people, including its Select Solutions and Geomatic Technologies businesses, and is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: AST) and Singapore Exchange.
About Tilt Renewables
Tilt Renewables is a significant and established owner, operator and developer of wind farm assets, with an operating portfolio of 582 MW of assets located in high wind resource regions and 54 MW of wind currently under construction.
Tilt Renewables has a development pipeline of more than 2700 MW of wind and solar projects across Australia and NZ.
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