HARNESSING AUSTRALIA’S WIND POTENTIAL
Why Attend Wind Farms 2013
After some initial turbulence in the renewable energy market in light of the RET review, many developers are now seeing some real opportunity in commercialising wind farm projects as the 20/20/20 target remains unchanged.
Despite a challenge in obtaining project finance and off-take agreements, the industry is well placed to meet the 20/20/20 target, with the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics reporting 16 Projects that have already been approved, and a further 76 Projects pending approval.
IQPC’s 4th Annual Wind Farms 2013 Event will be the perfect opportunity to cement key partnership and unlock Australia’s wind energy potential. The event has been designed to bring together Wind Farm Operators, Wind Farm Developers, Government, Retailers, Transmission & Distribution Business’ and Solutions Providers to address key strategies around
- Finding the appropriate finance model to commercialise wind farm projects
- Ensuring project bankability by understanding what equity and debt provider are looking for
- Reviewing key projects to Case Study wind farm design, site identification and planning, compliance and risk mitigation
- Building partnerships with network operators to secure grid connection and PPAs
- Delivering projects on time and to budget by minimizing construction risk in remote locations
- Securing planning approvals through the right community engagement approach
- Understanding the effect of different variables on project risk and profitability with a look at all contractual agreements and terms
- Successfully selecting the best project delivery model to optimise project bankability
- Understanding technology and its effectiveness in harnessing wind energy
Given the cost of turbines is 70% of all project cost, the event will be design and construction lead, giving real insights into turbine selection, site selection, planning approvals, cost of operation and innovation in technology.
Each Project Showcase will address key project milestones to date in what are Australia’s largest and most exciting projects to date. Each presentation will address the most challenging parts of the project and strategies relating to innovation. This includes project finance agreements, grid connection, construction approach, contractual agreements, site identification and planning approvals, turbine selection and community engagement.
Featuring Australia’s Biggest Projects Including:
- Macarthur Wind Farm
- Snowtown II Wind Farm
- Boco Rock Wind Farm
- 8-12% According to the Global Wind Energy Council 8-12% of global electricity could be supplied by wind power in 2020-
To reach the RET Australia requires at least 1200 MW wind to be built per year. It is important for the industry to develop the best sites with the right technology and events like this are important to maintain the communication and learning across the industry.Deion Campbell, General Manager Generation, Trust Power (NZ)