Ceres Project Benefits


Ceres is a well designed wind farm that will deliver local, state and national benefits.

Among the many community benefits of the Ceres project are:

Local and regional benefits

• Up to 500 direct jobs during peak construction and 50 ongoing jobs

• A $150,000 a year Community Benefit Fund to support community programs for the 25-year life of the project

• A $50,000 per annum fire-fighting fund, every year for 25-years, targeted toward the local community to purchase fire-fighting equipment

• Direct income of over $3 million a year through annual lease payments to host landowners

• Downward pressure on South Australian electricity prices

• A road maintenance program that will ensure roads are maintained and upgraded to be all-weather and fit for purpose for the life of the project

State and national benefits

• Contribution to energy security – the wind farm will generate enough electricity to power up to 225,000 homes every year.

• Up to 2.5 million tonnes of global warming pollution (CO2) will be avoided each year

• Up to 2,600 million litres of clean water saved by not using coal-fired sources of power

• A ‘network friendly’ connection to the South Australian power system will provide power quality and system stability

• An efficient, direct and secure High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) connection into Adelaide makes this project the first of its kind in Australia

• Direct power connection to Adelaide via the HVDC cable will require no upgrades by ElectraNet to existing infrastructure to facilitate the project

 

Among the many community benefits of the Ceres project are:

Local and regional benefits 

·       Up to 500 direct jobs during peak construction and 50 ongoing jobs

·       A $150,000 a year Community Benefit Fund to support community programs for the 25-year life of the project

·       A $50,000 per annum fire-fighting fund, every year for 25-years, targeted toward the local community to purchase fire-fighting equipment  

·       Direct income of over $3 million a year through annual lease payments to host landowners

·       Downward pressure on South Australian electricity prices

·       A road maintenance program that will ensure roads are maintained and upgraded to be all-weather and fit for purpose for the life of the project

State and national benefits

·       Contribution to energy security – the wind farm will generate enough electricity to power up to 225,000 homes every year.

·       Up to 2.5 million tonnes of global warming pollution (CO2) will be avoided each year  

·       Up to 2,600 million litres of clean water saved by not using coal-fired sources of power

·       A ‘network friendly’ connection to the South Australian power system will provide power quality and system stability

·       An efficient, direct and secure High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) connection into Adelaide makes this project the first of its kind in Australia

·       Direct power connection to Adelaide via the HVDC cable will require no upgrades by ElectraNet to existing infrastructure to facilitate the project.

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