Energy Insiders Podcast June 26

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Behind Goldwind’s stunning low wind contract

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Goldwind is building the biggest and cheapest wind farm and the first wind-solar hybrids. What do they make of the Finkel Review?

Goldwind Australia has been at the centre of many of the key developments in the Australian renewable energy industry.

It is building the country’s largest wind farm, the 530MW Stockyard Hill project in Victoria, at a record low price that forced Alan Finkel to admit he got his modeling wrong.

Goldwind is also building the 175MW White Rock wind farm, in the heart of Barnaby Joyce’s electorate, that is the large wind farm to go merchant – meaning it is built without a firm contract, and just sells output on the market.

And it is also building two new solar farms – at White Rock and at Gullen Range – that will be the first in Australia to be paired with wind installastions.

Goldwind CEO John Titchen joins regular insiders Giles Parkinson (RenewEconomy) founder and editor) and David Leitch (ITK principal and RE contributor) to discuss wind and solar costs, the Finkel and why Tasmania should get an extra connection to the mainland to be the “renewable battery”.

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