The Port Bajool and Ratch Australia partnership propose to build the Mt Emerald Wind Farm on private land on the plateau adjacent to the Mt Emerald/ Springmount area. Map Approx ½ way between Mareeba and Atherton. 5km west of Walkamin.
The project has progressed through the EIS stage and now proposes to build up to 63 wind turbines (depending on site suitability) Generating up to 225 MW of power from this site.
Towers will be approx 80-90 m high with approximately 50m blades, utilising 3 MW machines.
Mt Emerald Wind Farm has its own website with site specific information: www.mtemeraldwindfarm.com.au
On the 26th May 2016, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, announced in parliament that ERGON Energy has offered to purchase the full output of the
Mount Emerald wind farm under a power purchase agreement.
The agreement was signed by executives of ERGON Energy and Mount Emerald
on the 27th May 2016.
This agreement includes the purchase of all of the electricity and green
energy certificates produced by the wind farm through to the end of 2030.
This is a major milestone for the project as the power purchase agreement
provides the revenue stream which underpins the financial case for the project.
Actual reports of the Information Request and the EIS, other more technical information relative to the project are available on sequential pages of this site: www.ratchaustralia.com/
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