Australia’s Macarthur wind farm, which is described as the largest wind farm in the southern hemisphere, has reached its full capacity of 420 MW for the first time reports Bloomberg.
Citing its operator, AGL Energy Limited, Macarthur, which cost A$1bn ($1bn), has generated the equivalent of one year’s electricity supply to more than 40,000 households.
According to AGL Energy, the Macarthur project, located in the state of Victoria, is making a significant contribution to the Australian government’s programme to generate 20 per cent of the country’s power from renewable energy by the end of the decade.
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