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Wind farm funds community projects

August 19, 2016 11:00 am Category: Latest News, Wind A+ / A-
Wattle Point. AGL has been the owner since 2007

Wattle Point. AGL has been the owner since 2007

Energy developer AGL has delivered funding to community groups on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula under its deal to fund the Wattle Point Wind Farm.

The community groups, based around the coastal town of Edithburgh this week received a share of $15,000 available from AGL Energy Limited‘s 2016 Wattle Point Wind Farm Community Fund Program.

Three community groups were successful recipients of the program’s second round of funding at a morning tea celebration held at the Wattle Point Wind Farm Operations Centre.

AGL Renewables Manager, Simon Kelley, said making a positive contribution in the local communities in which it operates is a priority for AGL.

‘We are really pleased to be able to contribute to the local community. This round we’ve awarded funds to community initiatives across a range of areas including, heritage, sport, community and senior citizen groups. We know the money is going to help worthwhile local projects,’ Mr Kelley said.

The funding will contribute to improvements to a tidal swimming pool, a sports and recreation club and the Edithburg Museum.

Wattle Point came online in 2005, with 55 turbines and a capacity of 91MW. The project cost $180 million to build, and AGL have been the owners since 2007.

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