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Stockyard Hill wind farm to go ahead, Origin Energy says

Business: Origin Energy today says it plans to continue with its plans for the Stockyard

Business: Origin Energy today says it plans to continue with its plans for the Stockyard Hill wind farm. Source: News Limited

ORIGIN Energy plans to press ahead with its $900 million Stockyard Hill wind farm near Beaufort.

Doubts about the project were raised this week after the Federal Government unveiled plans to review its 20 per cent renewable energy target.

Comments made by Origin’s managing director Grant King led some media outlets to speculate today that Stockyard Hill had been shelved.

Mr King said the project was ready to go but depended on the RET review.

The Government launched a formal review of Australia’s 20 per cent renewable energy target on Monday.

A company spokesman today said the project would proceed.

“The comments were taken out of context, the project has not been shelved,” the spokesman said.

Stockyard Hill has won State Government planning approval for 157 turbines located 35km west of Ballarat, between Beaufort and Skipton.

The proposed wind farm will connect to the national electricity grid via the transmission line near Lismore.

The wind farm was expected to be operational progressively from next year.

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  • mick of vic Posted at 1:08 AM February 22, 2014

    And up goes power prices again!

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