Australia’s biggest wind farm
By 2019, 123 turbines will be spinning 453MW of energy at Coopers Gap Wind Farm in Queensland. Once complete, it will generate enough energy to power the equivalent of more than 260,000 homes and reduce carbon emissions by around 1,180,000 tonnes annually. “Australia is a great market for wind, and today is GE’s second largest region globally for our Renewables business. While we see lots of opportunities in Australia, we need to continue to have policy certainty to drive investment.” says Pete McCabe, CEO of GE’s Onshore Wind business. Learn more here.
GE partners with Monash Uni. to train tomorrow's energy leaders
In 2016, the Climate Change Council of Australia reported that 28,000 new jobs were required for Australia to obtain 50 per cent renewable electricity. Monash Uni. has gathered a group of team players to address the energy sector’s biggest problems, and to coach a new national squad in the ways of the future digitised grid. Monash’s Grid Innovation Hub will serve as a base to collaborate on projects that will transition Australia to a secure, affordable, smart, reliable and environmentally responsible energy system. Learn more here.