The Grasmere Wind Farm, a six turbine extension of the existing Albany Wind Farm in Western Australia, has been officially opened.
The original Albany Wind Farm, which has been operating since 2001, has a capacity of 21.6 megawatts. The six new Enercon 2.3 megawatt turbines will bring the total to 35.4 megawatts.
Western Australian Energy Minister, Peter Collier, said that “In total, Grasmere will generate 43.5 GWh of electricity each year, which is enough to offset more than 40,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide while supplying 80 per cent of Albany’s annual electricity on average,”
The wind farm is operated by Verve Energy.