The wind energy project represents an AUD $147 million investment (107 million euros) and will deliver enough renewable energy to wind power 23,250 Australian homes. The wind power project will also reduce the region’s reliance on fossil fuels and save more than 162,750 tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year, the company said.
Gunning is Acciona’s third wind farm in Australia. The Company has built and owns other two wind farms in the country: Waubra Wind Farm (192 MW) in Victoria and Cathedral Rocks Wind Farm (66 MW) in South Australia, which is owned in a joint venture. The three wind farms have a production capacity of 304.5MW of green energy, equivalent to the energy needs of 205,000 Australian households, the company added.
"Australia is one of Acciona’s key strategic growth markets across all of Acciona’s primary activities: renewables, infrastructure and water," said Mr Entrecanales in remarks to invited guests. "It is a pleasure to be here to celebrate the opening of our third wind farm in Australia and 278th that Acciona has installed worldwide – particularly at such a momentous turning point in this country’s history."