HydroTasmania plans Australia's largest wind farm at 600MW

Australian energy firm HydroTasmania is planning to build a 600MW wind farm on Tasmania’s King Island.

The project, known as TasWind, would cost around A$2bn ($2.1bn) and would produce about 2400GWh of renewable energy for the national market, or more than 5% of Australia's renewable energy target (RET), says the company.

If it goes ahead, the project is likely to be Australia’s largest wind farm, surpassing the 420MW Macarthur project in Victoria.

HydroTasmania has launched a three-month consultation with the local community prior to assessing the wind farm’s viability, according to a statement.

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