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UPC proposes wind, bolsters Australian-heavy renewables pipeline

UPC Renewables has proposed an 800 MW wind farm in New South Wales, Australia. The plan for the Valley of the Winds project has it using 175 turbines, with a capital investment of $671 million (USD). The project is expected to create 400 jobs through construction, with 50 permanent roles in operation thereafter. A high voltage transmission line will connect the project to the National Electricity Market, running from a new substation to be built inside the wind farm to the existing 500 kV transmission line. The project is in early planning and has a meeting with locals scheduled for this month, with ongoing considerations around partnering with a complementary energy storage facility. One factor in the project’s design will…

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