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Windflow puts first kilowatts to the grid

Windflow puts first kilowatts to the grid

Windflow Technology's wind-generated energy became a reality last Friday (6 June) when 100 kilowatt hours (kWh) were sent into the national grid during the first hour of operation, an average of 100 kW. For comparison the average household would use approximately 170 kWh per week.

The Windflow 500 windmill at Gebbies Pass will continue to be monitored and its output rating gradually increased to 200 kW for the next week, stepping up to 350 kW and then 500 kW. Unattended operation will be the next major milestone, which will mark the end of the commissioning period. Note that until then, passers-by should not expect to see the windmill turning continuously.

Commenting on the first contribution of energy to the grid, Geoff Henderson, executive director of Windflow Technology said, "This is a very significant milestone for us. We are all very pleased with the results so far. Commissioning is going to plan."

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