SOUTH Australia has reaffirmed its position as a renewable energy powerhouse following the awarding of a major contract to a wind farm in the state’s Mid North.

The 270-megawatt Hornsdale Wind Farm under construction about 220km north of Adelaide has won a contract to deliver an additional 100 megawatts of power to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

Developed by leading French company Neoen, in partnership with Megawatt Capital Investments, Hornsdale’s latest success came in the ACT Government’s second large-scale wind reverse-auction process.

Hornsdale was also awarded a contract to deliver 100 megawatts to the ACT last February as part of the first reverse auction

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