Focus is now squarely on delivering affordable, clean energy to Australians
In August 2019, Pacific Hydro Clements Gap Pty Ltd (Pacific Hydro), alongside three other wind farm operators, was served with proceedings on behalf of the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) in relation to alleged breaches of the National Electricity Rules (NER).
Pacific Hydro engaged with the AER in an effort to resolve the proceedings and the agreed settlement was approved by the Federal Court of Australia on 1 July 2021. The terms of the settlement include orders providing for payment of a $1.1 million penalty, completion of a compliance program review and an enforceable undertaking.
“We have decided to settle the proceedings with the AER so we can continue to focus on delivering affordable, clean, renewable energy to the Australian community,” said Rachel Watson, CEO of Pacific Hydro Australia.
Time to move on
“This dispute has been a distraction and we wish to focus on delivering our clean energy vision and our pipeline of exciting new projects,” says Ms Watson.
“Our retail arm, Tango Energy, has already completed its soft launch into South Australia, so we will soon be supplying affordable renewable power options to families and businesses in South Australia as we expand our operations into the state.”
Projects recently completed include the Crowlands Wind Farm in Victoria and Stage 1 of the Haughton Solar Farm in Queensland. Pacific Hydro has a number of projects in its development pipeline, including solar farms in Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria. Pacific Hydro is also investigating opportunities in renewable battery storage and hydrogen.
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- Jessica Storer, Pacific Hydro Engagement & External Affairs Manager, 1800 730 734