News: December 22, 2020 - 1:55PM from The Advertiser
Snowtown Wind Farm Stage 2 fined $1m by Federal Court over contraventions linked to 2016 statewide blackout
A Snowtown wind farm has become the first power producer fined for mistakes that contributed to the 2016 statewide blackout.
Targeted sections of the Augusta Highway between Redhill and Snowtown have been identified by the State government for major resurfacing works and will be funded federally as part of a $250m Princes Highway Corridor Upgrade.
(pictured left) Independent member for Frome - MP Geoff Brock - has called this announcement a "win" after sustained lobbying.
"I am extremely pleased to hear the news that these upgrades will occur," Mr Brock said.
"I have been lobbying hard for this essential highway upgrading work and wrote to Minister Infrastructure and Transport Corey Wingard in early August, after he took on his new role, to again bring this matter to his department's attention."
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The Hummocks sheep run, or Hummocks station, was very important in the development of the area and the founding of Snowtown.
1842: John Ellis,
1870: Robert Barr Smith
1873: The Michael Family
and Cross-roads of the Mid-North
The Snowtown wind farm is the second largest operating wind farm in the state and the second largest in the nation, supplying the equivalent of 10 per cent of South Australia's electricity.
Locals see Snowtown as the wind energy capital of the state of South Australia.