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Wind Watch

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The renewed dynamism of the Australian wind market
By Ilaria Valtimora

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been making life tough for wind developers and investors. He publicly blamed wind farms for a series of blackouts in South Australia in late 2016 and early 2017 in the face of evidence to the contrary.

Despite that high-level hostility, the wind sector in the country has been incredibly active lately, and regional governments and companies have been driving this renewed dynamism in the sector. Turnbull’s hostility has, so far, proved an irrelevance.

For example, this week Australian farming business Nectar Farms unveiled a plan to grow its greenhouse facility in the state of Victoria from 10 to 40 hectares, and entirely power it with wind energy. It has chosen French developer Neoen to develop a 196MW wind farm and a 20MW battery storage facility as part of the its A$350m ($265m)…

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