Port Augusta will see $500 million dollars invested into building a hybrid solar and wind farm.
Spanish utility Iberdrola has committed to Port Augusta’s Renewable Energy Park, which is being developed by DP Energy.
Once completed, the park will be the first hybrid renewable energy plant by DP Energy, as well as one of the southern hemisphere’s largest hybrid renewable power stations.
Due to the thermal winds at the head of the Spencer Gulf, which are generated by the increasing temperature difference between land and sea, the project is expected to produce about 900 gigawatt-hours of electricity a year, powering approximately 180,000 homes.
Construction is now expected to start in mid-2020.
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