Welcome to TasWind
TasWind is a concept to develop a 200-turbine wind farm in suitable areas of King Island, and a high-voltage underwater cable across Bass Strait to connect the wind farm to the national electricity market.
Since announcing the TasWind concept in late November 2012, Hydro Tasmania has endeavoured to provide a range of opportunities for the King Island community to learn more about the concept and let us know what they think.
It’s important to know what the King Island community thinks about the concept because Hydro Tasmania will not proceed with the project if it does not have their support.
Community support will be measured in early June via a survey of residents and non-resident landowners. Between now and then we will be working with the TasWind Consultative Committee, and through a range of other means, to ensure the King Island community gets the information needed to make an informed decision about whether TasWind should proceed to the feasibility stage.
Not all possible information will be available before the community survey is undertaken. This is because some information will not be known to Hydro Tasmania until after a range of studies is undertaken during the feasibility stage.
It’s important to emphasise that we are seeking support for a feasibility study to be conducted and not for the wind farm to be built.
The community will have a number of opportunities to voice their opinion during the initial stages of the project. We will continue to measure their support or otherwise if we move through the feasibility phase into the detailed approvals process and then again before we would move to construction.
Find out how to stay up to date with developments on the TasWind project.
Please contact us with any questions or concerns.