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November 24, 2021

Snowtown, Australia

By Carmen

Snowtown is a 370.8MW onshore wind power project. It is located in South Australia, Australia. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in November 2008.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Onshore 370.8 370.8 Active South Australia, Australia Trustpower; Wind Prospect Developments

Description

The project was developed by Trustpower and Wind Prospect Developments. First State Super Fund, Palisade Investment Partners and Tilt Renewables are currently owning the project.

The project generates 1,232GWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 200,000 households, offsetting 600,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year.

The Snowtown (Snowtown II A), has 80m high towers.

The Snowtown (Snowtown II B), has 80m high towers.

Development Status

The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in November 2008.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the Snowtown (Snowtown I A) is sold to Origin Energy under a power purchase agreement.

The power generated from the Snowtown (Snowtown I B) is sold to Origin Energy under a power purchase agreement.

The power generated from the Snowtown (Snowtown II A) is sold to Origin Energy under a power purchase agreement with a contracted capacity is 69MW.

The power generated from the Snowtown (Snowtown II B) is sold to Origin Energy under a power purchase agreement with a contracted capacity is 201MW.

Contractors Involved

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy was selected to render EPC services for the Snowtown (Snowtown II A) project. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy was selected to render EPC services for the Snowtown (Snowtown II B) project. Suzlon Energy Australia was selected to render EPC services for the Snowtown (Snowtown I A) project. Suzlon Energy Australia was selected to render EPC services for the Snowtown (Snowtown I B) project.

Snowtown (Snowtown I A) is equipped with Suzlon Energy S88-2.1 MW turbines. The phase consists of 47 turbines with 2.1MW nameplate capacity.

Snowtown (Snowtown I B) is equipped with Suzlon Energy S95-2.1 MW turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 2.1MW nameplate capacity.

Snowtown (Snowtown II A) is equipped with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SWT-3.0-101 turbines. The phase consists of 10 turbines with 3MW nameplate capacity.

Snowtown (Snowtown II B) is equipped with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SWT-3.0 -108 turbines. The phase consists of 80 turbines with 3MW nameplate capacity.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Suzlon Energy have provided O&M services for the project.

The Snowtown (Snowtown I A), consists of Tubular Steel towers supplied by Suzlon Energy. These towers are around 80m high.

The Snowtown (Snowtown I B), consists of Tubular Steel towers supplied by Suzlon Energy. These towers are around 80m high.

About Trustpower

Trustpower Ltd (Trustpower), a subsidiary of Infratil Ltd, is a generator and retailer of electricity and supplier of gas and telecommunication services. The company produces electricity from wind, hydro, geothermal and diesel sources. It owns and operates various power projects across New Zealand and Australia. Trustpower also leases electricity meters to its retail operations and other parties. The company has pipeline of potential wind farms across Western Australia, South Australia, New South Wales, and Victoria; and the North and South Islands of New Zealand. It serves individual and commercial customers across Australia and New Zealand. Trustpower is headquartered in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, 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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