Name competition blowing in the wind
How often do you get to name your very own wind turbine?
That’s the opportunity that awaits Tasmanian school students, with Aurora Energy tomorrow launching a state-wide competition to name the 48 wind turbines at Cattle Hill Wind Farm to coincide with the start of the Festival of Bright Ideas.
The competition involves participants having to demonstrate how wind turbines create power.
“There are 48 chances to name your very own wind turbine – now that’s not an opportunity that you’re presented with every day,” Aurora Energy CEO Rebecca Kardos said.
Aurora Energy’s exhibit at the Festival of Bright Ideas highlights its joint venture with Goldwind Australia to build a $300 million, 148.5MW wind farm at Lake Echo, located in the Central Highlands.
Cattle Hill Wind Farm will produce enough clean energy to power approximately 63,500 Tasmanian homes once fully operational in late 2019.
Mrs Kardos said Aurora Energy is committed to renewable energy and ensuring all generations of Tasmanians understand the different ways clean power is produced in Tasmania.
“Energy plays a big part of our everyday lives and it is important we share this kind of knowledge with the broader community because it’s our community too,” Mrs Kardos said.
“We believe in supporting an engaged and informed community when it comes to energy and we are proud to work with Goldwind to educate them on how wind turbines work to generate clean power.
“Through our partnership with Goldwind, we are investing in Tasmania’s renewable energy sector and supporting the Tasmanian Government’s goal of being 100 per cent self-sufficient on renewable sources by 2022.”
The Festival of Bright Ideas is an all-ages event that showcases science, technology, engineering and maths, through hands-on activities presented by the world-leading Tasmanian science community.