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The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government has awarded developer CWP Renewables’ Sapphire Wind Farm a feed-in tariff of A$89.10 per MW/h for 100MW of capacity to power nearly 50,000 homes, giving the go ahead for construction.

CWP Renewables is a joint venture between Wind Prospect and Continental Wind Partners. Sapphire, located near Inverell in northern New South Wales (NSW), achieved State and Commonwealth Approval in June 2013 and December 2014 respectively for up to 159 wind turbines. Construction will commence later this year.

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