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Augusta Margaret River Clean Community Energy details progress on Scott River wind farm

Warren HatelyAugusta Margaret River Times
Local farmers watch a demonstration of separating dairy effluent into solids and liquids at Brad Boley's farm at Scott River during a field day.
Camera IconLocal farmers watch a demonstration of separating dairy effluent into solids and liquids at Brad Boley's farm at Scott River during a field day. Credit: Supplied

The Augusta Margaret River Clean Community Energy group has released good news about its ambitious Scott River wind farm plan.

The potential hybrid energy plant was earmarked as a big contributor to the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River’s equally ambitious plan to operate at net zero carbon emissions by 2030.

While the shire plan focused on corporate emissions, if the wind farm and dairy waste project comes online residents could buy cheap green locally-produced energy.

AMRCCE chair Jessica Worrall said the group was “committed to spearheading local projects to help the Augusta-Margaret River community genuinely reduce our carbon emissions quickly”.

The group recently submitted a connection application backed by new data which would increase the proposed plant’s turbine output to produce about 22MW of power via the Beenup substation at Scott River.

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Zero interest-free loans to community and not-for-profit groups are available from AMRCCE to support local carbon-reduction projects.

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