16 February 2022
Stage 2 of Nexif’s Lincoln Gap windfarm has now been completed, marking a significant milestone in South Australia’s transformation into a renewable energy powerhouse. There is now a call for tenders for Stage 3 of Lincoln Gap.
Nexif’s 212 MW windfarm and 10 MW grid scale battery at Lincoln Gap will help deliver cheaper, cleaner electricity to South Australian households and businesses.
Stage 3 will add another 256 MW of wind power to the project, illustrating the importance of Project EnergyConnect in providing a green freeway for renewable energy produced in South Australia and exported to New South Wales.
Nexif’s plans to more than double the current size of Lincoln Gap in the next couple of years will deliver great jobs and new business opportunities for local communities, opening up immense opportunities for companies to tap into our world class wind and solar resources.”
Construction of Stage 1 at Lincoln Gap started in 2017 and consisted of 35 turbines delivering 126MW, Stage 2 added 24 turbines and another 86MW plus the 10 MW grid scale battery.
“Nexif Energy is delighted to play its part in helping South Australia achieve its renewables targets – more renewable energy means cheaper power for everyone in business and the community,” said Nexif Energy’s Construction Director John Smith.
“Project EnergyConnect has provided more certainty when making investment decisions around renewable energy projects in South Australia.
“With the state’s ongoing commitment to renewables, we’re continuing to invest with confidence in projects including Lincoln Gap Windfarm Stage 2 and Snapper Point Power Station project, both to complete commissioning shortly, as well as Lincoln Gap Wind Farm Stage 3 project which is targeted for completion by 2024.
“With the SA/NSW interconnector now underway, opportunities to harness the power of the wind and sun in South Australia continue to open up and we intend to be part of energy transformation in the state.”