18 Oct 2017
The September quarter saw group generation production rebound from the unfavorable wind conditions and low production records experienced in the June quarter. Wind conditions across the Australian generation portfolio were strong and all assets performed above expectation over the quarter, which is typically the highest production period across the year.
Generation production at the Snowtown wind farms was reduced by around 20 GWh over the September quarter through curtailment following the introduction of a constraint on renewable generation in South Australia by the system operator, AEMO at the start of the quarter.
New Zealand generation production was below expectation in the September quarter but not to the same extent seen in the June quarter. Comparisons with prior periods reflect both lower than average production and strong wind conditions in New Zealand in the prior period.
Group generation production for the 6 months to 30 September 2017 was 9% behind long term expectations representing an improvement since the first quarter result which was 29% behind expectation. The above average generation production in Australia in the September quarter has assisted Tilt Renewables to recover approximately two thirds of the previously advised A$10-12 million EBITDAF2 impact at the end of the first quarter.
The Group expects to release its half year results on 1 November 2017.
For further information please contact:
Robert Farron - Chief Executive Officer
Steve Symons - Chief Financial Officer
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