TransGrid: Wind energy potential put at 1200 megawatts

“From the enquiries TransGrid has received, Northern NSW has the potential to supply an additional 1200 Megawatts of wind power generation into the National Electricity Market in the future,” Stephen Clark, Executive General Manager of Network Planning and Performance said.

“This amount is equivalent to the amount of electricity used by around 870,000 average homes annually. “The energy industry is undergoing a period of significant change and transmission networks will be a key facilitator in the shift to lower emission and renewable energy generation sources.”

TransGrid currently connects over 4,000 Megawatts of renewable energy in NSW and is progressing applications to connect additional renewable generation to its network.