Wind farms face stiff penalties for SA blackout 20th August, 2021 Source: https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/state/sa/2021/08/20/wind-farms-face-stiff-penalties-for-sa-blackout/ Inadequate emergency settings left the turbines unable to cope with the storm's disruptions. Photo: Getty The operators of four wind farms in South Australia during the 2016 statewide blackout face fines of $3.5 million in a proposed settlement for breaching national electricity rules. The … Continue reading Wind Farms Face Stiff Penalties
25th January, 2021 Source; Wind Farm Living WorkSafe Senior InspectorWorkSafe Victoria.1 Malop St.Geelong, VIC 3220 Attention: WorkSafe Victoria Senior Inspector, RE: Formal Complaint: Unprotected Power Plant operating at the Macarthur Wind Farm, Gerrigerrup Road, Hawkesdale, Vic. I have attempted on multiple occasions to alert WorkSafe Victoria to the dangerous practices currently being undertaken by AGL … Continue reading To Worksafe Victoria
'Deeply troubling': Chinese company that 'tries to hide its ties' to the Communist Party is set to be given the green light to build two hydro power stations in Australia 16th June, 2020 By Alison Bevege, Daily Mail Australia https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8422653/Deeply-troubling-Chinese-firm-Communist-ties-set-build-hydro-power-stations-Australia.html Chinese firm accused of 'trying to hide' its ties to the Chinese Communist PartyBeijing-based wind … Continue reading ‘Deeply Troubling’ …
The wind farm had low-voltage protection systems fitted to each of its turbines to protect "against abnormal voltage excursion of the power system" — but they were set at a lower threshold than required by the National Electricity Rules (NER).-Justice White
'One approved windfarm with 31 turbines is less than 2km from Hawkesdale’s town centre...'
Australia’s biggest wind farm at Coopers Gap to undergo major repairs 4th May 2020 Giles Parkinson, Renew Economy https://reneweconomy.com.au/australias-biggest-wind-farm-at-coopers-gap-to-undergo-major-repairs-16117/ The 458MW Coopers Gap wind farm in south west Queensland, the newest and biggest wind project built to date in Australia – is to undergo major repairs after faults were found in its commissioning process. AGL, … Continue reading Coopers Gap Wind Farm Needs Major Repairs.
30th June, 2019 Debbie Cuthbertson, The Sunday Age A farming couple whose sheep produced award-winning ultra-fine wool are suing energy giant AGL for $2.3 million for negligence, accusing it of destroying their business after more than half their flock died amid construction of a wind farm next door. Andrew (Gus) Gardner, his wife, Ann, and … Continue reading Award-Winning Sheep Farmers Sue AGL Over Wind Farm Construction.