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South Australia could be renewable energy hub

According to the Greens South Australian Senate candidate Penny Wright, four potential wind energy projects on the Eyre Peninsula could more than double South Australia’s wind-sourced electricity generation capacity to 7500 megawatts if better transmission infrastructure were available.

Greens Envision South Australia As A Renewable Energy Exporter : Renewable Energy News, 16 AUGUST, 2010, The Australian Greens have proposed upgraded electricity transmission infrastructure across Australia that would see South Australia become a renewable energy exporter.

“South Australia has it all – wind, geothermal and solar – and it should be exporting clean energy to the rest of Australia and the world,” said Greens leader Senator Brown, who was in Adelaide on Monday.

The Greens South Australian renewable energy plan includes connecting the state directly to Queensland’s electricity grid to allow renewable energy to be exported to Queensland and the upgrading of power transmission lines from Port Augusta to South Australia’s North East to service solar energy and geothermal projects……..

………. According to the Greens South Australian Senate candidate Penny Wright, four potential wind energy projects on the Eyre Peninsula could more than double South Australia’s wind-sourced electricity generation capacity to 7500 megawatts if better transmission infrastructure were available.

This increased access to mains grid infrastructure could provide up to 3000 jobs in the construction phase and 250 ongoing positions. Revenue from electricity sales would funnel $158 million into South Australia’s economy and save 2.75 million tonnes of carbon dioxide across the national grid each year.

Senator Brown also said there needed to be an inventory of  South Australia’s renewable energy potential to ensure investment in the grid is geared to meet future renewable energy production.

Greens Envision South Australia As A Renewable Energy Exporter : Renewable Energy News

August 17, 2010 - Posted by | climate change - global warming, energy, solar, South Australia, wind | , , , , , , ,

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