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November 23, 2021

Macarthur, Australia

By Carmen

Macarthur is a 420MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Victoria, Australia. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in January 2013.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Onshore 420 420 Active Victoria, Australia AGL Energy; Meridian Energy

Description

The project was developed by AGL Energy and Meridian Energy. The project is co-owned by AMP Capital Investors and HRL Morrison, with their respective ownership stake of 50% each.

The project generates 1,240GWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 181,000 households, offsetting 1,500,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $717.79m.

The project has 85m high towers.

Development Status

The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in January 2013.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to AGL Energy under a power purchase agreement for a period of 25 years. The contracted capacity is 420MW.

Contractors Involved

Vestas Wind Systems was selected to render EPC services for the wind power project.

Vestas Wind Systems was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The company provided 140 units of V112-3.0 turbines, each with 3MW nameplate capacity.

AGL Energy and Vestas Wind Systems were contracted to render operations & maintenance services for the project.

About AGL Energy

AGL Energy Ltd (AGL) is an integrated energy company that owns, operates and develops energy assets and provides natural gas, electricity, solar photovoltaic solutions and related products and services. The company’s power generation portfolio includes coal, gas, hydro, wind, solar, landfill and biomass based power generation facilities. It also invests in and operates natural gas exploration, development and production tenements and operates natural gas storage facilities. The company serves wholesale markets, consumer markets and business customers in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland in Australia. AGL is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.

About Meridian Energy

Meridian Energy Ltd (Meridian Energy) is a state-owned energy utility that generates, trades and retails electricity. It utilizes renewable energy sources such as wind and water for generation of electricity. It also procures electricity from the wholesale electricity market. The company supplies electricity to homes, businesses and farms in New Zealand. It also supplies electricity to residential and commercial customers in Australia through its subsidiary Powershop Australia Pty Limited. Meridian Energy operates hydropower plants on the Waitaki River and Manapouri Lake in New Zealand and operates wind power plants in New Zealand and Australia. The company has presence in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. Meridian Energy is headquartered in Wellington, New Zealand.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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