Lincoln Gap Wind Farm and Storage, South Australia, Australia

Last Modified: Tue May 07 2019 02:01:00 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 212 MW
    planned generation capacity of the Lincoln Gap Wind Farm with Battery Storage, located approximately 15 km to the west of Port Augusta in South Australia. Additional battery storage of 10 MW.
  • 800 GWh
    of electricity will be generated each year.
  • 155,000
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year.
  • 600,000 tonnes
    estimated reduction in GHG emissions once the farm is operational.
  • ?
    hectares of land will be used. The farm will be connected to a 275kV grid line managed by ElectraNet.
  • 59
    Senvion turbines will be used.
  • 3
    major organisations involved: 1) Project owner and developer: Nexif Energy 2) EPC & O&M: Senvion 3) Power distribution: ERM Power.
  • $450 million
    estimated project cost. The project is owned by Nexif Energy and funded by the Denham Capital and the Clean Energy Finance Corp.
  • 100
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • 10
    permanent jobs during operational phase.
  • 2017
    Planned start of construction early part of the year with completion likely in 2019.
  • May 2017
    LGC contracts with ERM Power signed
  • Sep 2017
    EPC contract with Senvion signed
  • Sep 2017
    Transmission Connection Agreement with ElectraNet signed
  • Oct 2017
    Power Purchase Agreement signed with ERM Power.
  • 12 Nov 2017
    Financial Close achieved. The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) will act as financier, lending up to $150 million for construction of the first stage of the wind farm and Investec has provided facilities totalling $39 million for working capital and letters of credit.
  • 23 Jan 2018
    Ground breaking/SOD ceremony held at the site.
  • Sep 2018
    Delivery of turbine components to site begins.
  • Oct 2018
    35 turbines under construction.
  • 11 Oct 2018
    Senvion turbine blades from Germany and Vietnam arrive at the Whyalla Port.
  • 09 Nov 2018
    Fluence - a Siemens/AES joint venture - has been signed up to deliver a 10MW/10MWh battery based energy storage system, targeted for completion in May 2019. According to a joint statement, the project will utilise Fluence’s industrial-grade Advancion energy storage platform to provide improved Fast Frequency Response (FFR) capabilities, helping the project to meet new interconnection requirements for renewable generation projects in South Australia.
  • 24 Feb 2019
    Nexif Energy announces successful “energisation” of the project’s major sub-station and associated network infrastructure. This will enable the project to begin commissioning the first of the wind farm’s 59 Senvion turbines by August.
  • Apr 2019
    Construction workers at face an uncertain future after Senvion entered administration to deal with its financing troubles.
  • 28 Apr 2019
    Nexif Energy announces it has proactively negotiated with Senvion and made successful arrangements to ensure continued progress on the Lincoln Gap Wind Farm while Senvion addresses its financial difficulties and requirements.
  • 28 Apr 2019
    3 turbines are completely operational and have started feeding power into the grid.