Conergy AG’s Epuron unit says that it plans three wind farms in Australia, estimated to cost as much as $2.7 billion, that will proceed if the government does more to spur clean energy investment.

The three projects, which would have a combined capacity of as much as 2,000 megawatts, are:

  • The Liverpool Range project in the Hunter Valley would have as many as 550 turbines and cost between $1 and $2 billion.
  • The Rye Park wind farm, with as many as 110 wind turbines, is proposed for a site about 250 kilometers southwest of Sydney, and is estimated to cost $300 million.
  • The White Rock wind farm, 20 kilometers west of Glen Innes, is estimated to cost A350 million, and may have 119 turbines.

Epuron is targetting New South Wales Government approval for the White Rock farm by mid-2011 and clearance for the other projects in 2012 or 2013. However, the company won’t seek financing for the wind farms until it is more certain of government policy.