The wind turbine farm in Yandin, the largest turbine farm in Western Australia, has officially opened and has continually provided power for business operations across the country with clean and affordable energy.
Onsite operations in Yandin started in 2019 with over fifty thousand tons of machinery and turbines expected to be transported to the site for construction.
Moreover, with its fifty-one 4.2MW turbines from Vesta’s global manufacturer, the farm is said to generate more green energy than all other wind turbine farms in Western Australia. The unique location of the farm, together with the applied modern turbine technology, makes it the most efficient wind turbine farm in Australia.
In fact, the Executive Director of Alinta Energy, Ken Woolley, stated that the farm’s turbines could provide power for approximately two hundred thousand households in Western Australia every year.
Moreover, he also said that the project’s capacity factor is around 50%. This is considered better than any other turbine farm in Australia. However, engineers have not yet verified this statement. In this case, the statement mainly was based on how well it performed and how much it has benefitted Dandaragan residences throughout the years.
Aside from this, the Yandin farm also represents the most significant and first-ever renewable energy investment project of Alinta Energy. With that said, the managers, directors, and the entire team have always been thrilled and looking forward to accomplishing it in Western Australia.
Nevertheless, this will commence in WA after further assessment and inspection. However, this farm is expected to generate more affordable and cleaner energy for WA’s businesses and residences once it’s completed.
In addition, when this project is combined with gas-fired power stations, it can help Western Australians consume gas more sustainably and efficiently, making it suitable for all consumers and the environment.
Furthermore, entering into leasing terms and conditions, Alinta Energy, together with landowners, has allowed farmers to resume their usual activities despite the operation of turbines in their area.
Aside from these, the turbines, despite their height, will only occupy 0.03 percent of the project’s site. This means that farming activities and turbine operations can co-exist. Ken Woolley also said that the turbine project could leave a legacy for the local community and the entire state.