AGL Energy (AGL), developer of the Mt Bryan wind farm (Hallett 3) in mid-north South Australia near the township of Hallett, has today agreed to refer a technical question about aspects of the development to the Environment Court for further consideration.
In November 2010 the Environment Court upheld the council's original development consent for the Mt Bryan wind farm which was granted in mid-2009. The appellant lodged a further appeal in the Supreme Court in December 2010.
In September 2011 the appellant raised a further technical question that had not been raised in the original Environment Court appeal.
AGL agreed with the Supreme Court that the Environment Court was better placed to consider the question. AGL believes that the technical question raised will not affect the wind farm.
With both parties consent, the Supreme Court has referred the matter back to the Environment Court for its consideration of the technical question without making any determination of that question, or any other issue raised in the appeal.
AGL is one of Australia's leading integrated renewable energy companies and is taking action toward creating a sustainable energy future for our investors, communities and customers. Drawing on over 170 years of experience, AGL operates retail and merchant energy businesses, power generation assets and an upstream gas portfolio. AGL has one of Australia's largest retail energy and dual fuel customer bases. AGL has a diverse power generation portfolio including base, peaking and intermediate generation plants, spread across traditional thermal generation as well as renewable sources including hydro, wind, landfill gas and biomass. AGL is Australia's largest private owner and operator of renewable energy assets and is looking to further expand this position by exploring a suite of low emission and renewable energy generation development opportunities.