Provisional consent for 97 MW Barunga project

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Plans by New Zealand's TrustPower to build a series of wind farms in South Australia have received a shot in the arm with the company winning provisional planning consent for its 97 MW Barunga wind farm. To be built 130 kilometres north of Adelaide, the wind farm will have up to 45 turbines and deliver 330 GWh a year, enough green energy for 51,00 South Australian homes. With the all clear from the Department of the Environment and Heritage, the A$160 million project is proceeding into full financial feasibility and construction planning stages, says the company. Barunga's approval comes soon after consent was granted for TrustPower's A$60 million Myponga wind farm, to be built 50 kilometres south of Adelaide. Myponga will consist of up to 20 turbines with an annual output of 110 GWh.

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