The roads should now be clear on the Augusta Highway, following the installation of the final wind turbine at the Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park (PAREP).
The project was completed mid-last week and will be ready to connect to the grid in the upcoming months, contributing to lower electricity prices with an additional 320 MW of green energy for the South Australian market.
To mark the major milestone, South Australia’s Minister for Energy and Mining, Dan van Holst Pellekaan, attended the site to offer congratulations and reiterate the State Government’s vision to achieve 100% net renewable energy by 2030.
The project created more than 200 full-time jobs during the construction phase and a further 20 on-going jobs after completion, many of which will be filled by locals.
There are now 50 turbines completed at the PAREP, making it the largest hybrid wind-solar farm in Australia.
The project is located 8km south-east of Port Augusta on 5400 hectares, from Port Paterson in the north to Winninowie in the south.