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48 wind turbines need names

Cattle Hill Wind Farm

Tasmanian students have the opportunity to name their very own wind turbine at a wind farm in the state's Central Plateau.

Aurora Energy is 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.

Cattle Hill Wind Farm will produce enough clean energy to power approximately 63,500 Tasmanian homes once fully operational later this year.

“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.

The Festival of Bright Ideas showcases science, technology, engineering and maths, through hands-on activities presented by the Tasmanian science community.

For details on how to enter the ‘name a wind turbine competition’, go to auroraenergy.com.au

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