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ACCIONA Energía’s largest wind farm project receives environmental approval

Environmental approval for the MacIntyre Wind Farm has been granted paving the way for ACCIONA Energía’s largest wind farm in Australia to begin construction in Q2 2022.

The MacIntyre Wind Farm will be located in Queensland’s Southern Downs, 60kms west of Warwick. Consisting of 162 wind turbines the site will be built, owned and operated by ACCIONA Energía.

The site will bring AUD$1.7 billion worth of investment into Queensland creating over 350 jobs throughout the construction and operations phases. When completed the project will be capable of providing enough power to meet the energy needs of 620,000 homes.

Related: ACCIONA Energia MacIntyre Wind Farm Project Manager Benjamin Ortiz will present available supply chain procurement opportunities at the online Connecting Renewable Energy Conference on April 7.

ACCIONA Energía Managing Director Brett Wickham said that the project will deliver reliable and sustainable energy to the grid helping to achieve renewable energy targets.

“MacIntyre will demonstrate that large scale renewable energy projects are not only efficient, but they are also effective at delivering reliable and clean electricity into the grid,” said Mr. Wickham.

The MacIntyre Wind Farm will be constructed with a comprehensive Environmental Management Plan (EMP) that will ensure environmental impacts are managed in accordance with State and Federal requirements, using best practices. The EMP sets out clear commitments to minimise the project’s environmental footprint with as little impact on local flora and fauna as possible.

“Everyone involved in the MacIntyre Wind Farm takes our environmental responsibilities very seriously,” said Mr Wickham. “It’s important that these renewable energy projects are built. But it’s equally important that we do it in an environmentally sustainable way.”

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