Powerlink has been engaged by Ratch-Australia Corporation (Ratch) to build a dedicated 275kV substation for Mt Emerald Wind Farm, near Mareeba.
Mt Emerald Wind Farm will connect to the transmission grid via Powerlink’s existing Woree to Chalumbin transmission line. Powerlink will maintain the 275kV substation for the life of the 25 year power connection agreement.
A connection and access agreement for the project has been signed. Financial close for the wind farm was reached in November 2016. Construction commenced in September 2017, with works expected to be completed by late 2018 (weather permitting).