The green light has been activated to go ahead with the construction of what will be the southern hemisphere’s largest wind farm, when completed near Adelaide, Australia.

Suzlon-owned Senvion is to build the 600 MW, A$1.5bn ($1.34bn) Ceres wind project which will be connected to the Adelaide grid by an undersea HVDC cable across Gulf St Vincent.
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The 197-turbine Ceres plan was given approval by the South Australian state government on Thursday.

Germany-based Senvion hopes to start work on the project by the end of this year and complete it in 2016. Ceres would surpass the 420 MW Macarthur as the biggest wind farm in Australia and the southern hemisphere if all goes to plan.

The company said the plan approved for Ceres includes “unprecedented environmental credentials” and will produce enough power annually for 225,000 homes.

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