Australian news, and some related international items

Australian wind power a record in August

windmills-and-hayAugust A Record Month For Aussie Wind Power  by Energy Matters, 5 Sept 13 South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania and New South Wales all broke records for wind power generation during August.

Helped along by blustery conditions during the week beginning August 11; the amount of power generated during the month was enough to power 155,000 homes for an entire year says the Clean Energy Council (CEC).

In South Australia, wind power provided just under 40 percent of the state’s electricity needs for the entire month.

“South Australia’s wind farms produced the lion’s share of the country’s wind power in August, but the new Macarthur Wind Farm in western Victoria is the largest in the Southern Hemisphere and provided a huge clean energy boost,” said CEC Policy Director Russell Marsh.

“These recent statistics add to results published by the Australian Energy Market Operator last week which showed that more than a quarter of South Australia’s power came from wind power over the last financial year.”……

September 5, 2013 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, wind

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