Thomson Geer is advising leading renewable energy developer, CWP Renewables (CWP), on the property aspects of its $500 million Bango Wind Farm development – part of a portfolio of renewable energy investments owned by CWP.
CWP has been developing the Bango Wind Farm project since the site was identified in 2008. Since that time, we have worked with CWP on the property aspects of several of its wind farm projects, with Bango being the fourth for which we have assisted them to achieve financial close. CWP has partnered with global private markets investment manager, Partners Group on Bango and several of its other projects including the 135MW Crudine Ridge project and the 270MW Sapphire Wind Farm.
The Bango Wind Farm will be the first wind farm globally to use the GE Cypress 5.3MW turbines, which are the largest onshore wind turbines in production.
The project will comprise up to 46 wind turbines and associated infrastructure on agricultural land approximately 30 km north of Yass, NSW, with a generating capacity of approximately 240MW, which would generate enough energy for over 100,000 homes* and would save over 600,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions every year. *(Based on an average NSW household electricity consumption of 7.3 MWh annually.)
The Thomson Geer team comprised of Partner, Chris Kelly and Associate, Jessica Blank. Chris Kelly, said:
“Thomson Geer is proud to again work with CWP in the delivery of another of its wind farms, helping it to play an important role in increasing competition in the energy sector and reducing the market reliance on fossil fuel generation”.