30 September 2013

Minister for Energy Opens Mumbida Wind Farm

Dr Mike Nahan, the Minister for Energy in Western Australia, officially opened the Mumbida Wind Farm on September 27th 2013.

The Wind Farm has been operating effectively and efficiently since May 2013; providing renewable energy to the WA Water Corporation to offset the energy requirements of the Southern Seawater desalination plant near Bunbury.

Infrastructure Capital Group and Mumbida Wind Farm director Andrew Pickering said the project was an excellent example of joint public/private investment in the energy sector. “This is our first wind farm investment in Western Australia and our first project working with Verve Energy – and we have been very pleased on both counts. ICG has long had a keen interest in Western Australia, with investments in generation projects from Esperance to Kwinana, Neerabup and now Geraldton.”

The Mumbida Wind Farm is comprised of 22 GE turbines and has a total installed generating capacity of 55 megawatts. It is capable of producing enough energy to supply the equivalent of about 40,000 average households.