List of wind farms in Victoria

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Wind generator at Breamlea, built in 1987, photo taken in 2007

Victoria has some of the best wind resources in Australia, along the southern coast and in the higher altitude areas. Most of Victoria's wind farms are being built along the southern coast and around the Ballarat, Ararat, and Hamilton areas.[1]

The total capacity for the state as of 2014 was around 1,080 MW,[2] more than double the output of the Anglesea Coal Fired Power Station. Several wind farms are under construction while several more have been proposed and approved.[1] The total potential capacity of wind turbines in Victoria including those currently operational, those under construction, and approved proposals is around 3,600 MW.[2] By comparison, Victoria's total peak electricity usage is around 8,000–10,000 MW.[3]

Wind farms in Victoria[edit]

This is a list of wind farms in Victoria, Australia with a generating capacity of more than 4 MW:[4]

Project Name Sponsoring Company Coordinates Capacity (MW) Status Notes
Cape Bridgewater
(part of the Portland Wind Farm)
Pacific Hydro 38°22′30″S 141°23′42″E / 38.375°S 141.395°E / -38.375; 141.395 (Cape Bridgewater Wind Farm) 59 Operating
Cape Nelson South
(part of the Portland Wind Farm)
Pacific Hydro 38°25′30″S 141°32′06″E / 38.425°S 141.535°E / -38.425; 141.535 (Cape Nelson South Wind Farm) 44 Operating
Challicum Hills Wind Farm Pacific Hydro 37°22′59″S 143°05′19″E / 37.382939°S 143.088676°E / -37.382939; 143.088676 (Challicum Hills Wind Farm) 52.5 Operating
Codrington Wind Farm Pacific Hydro 38°16′25″S 141°58′34″E / 38.273565°S 141.976055°E / -38.273565; 141.976055 (Codrington Wind Farm) 18.2 Operating
Hepburn Community Wind Farm Hepburn Wind 37°25′30″S 144°07′12″E / 37.425°S 144.120°E / -37.425; 144.120 (Hepburn Community Wind Farm) 4.1 Operating
Macarthur Wind Farm AGL Energy/Meridian Energy 38°02′24″S 142°01′30″E / 38.040°S 142.025°E / -38.040; 142.025 (Macarthur Wind Farm) 420 Operating [5]
Mortons Lane Wind Farm (Woodhouse) Tian Run Australia 37°50′06″S 142°27′00″E / 37.835°S 142.450°E / -37.835; 142.450 (Mortons Lane Wind Farm) 30 Operating
Mount Mercer Wind Farm Meridian Energy 37°50′28″S 143°52′16″E / 37.841°S 143.871°E / -37.841; 143.871 (Mount Mercer Wind Farm) 131 Operating [6]
Oaklands Hill AGL Energy Limited 37°41′S 142°33′E / 37.68°S 142.55°E / -37.68; 142.55 (Oaklands Hill Wind Energy Project) 67.2 Operating
Toora Wind Farm Transfield Infrastructure Fund 38°39′24″S 146°20′27″E / 38.656730°S 146.340926°E / -38.656730; 146.340926 (Toora Wind Farm) 21 Operating
Waubra Wind Farm Acciona Energy/ ANZ Infrastructure Services 37°21′56″S 143°37′27″E / 37.365533°S 143.624289°E / -37.365533; 143.624289 (Waubra Wind Farm) 192 Operating
Wonthaggi Wind Farm Wind Power Pty Ltd 38°36′11″S 145°32′42″E / 38.603°S 145.545°E / -38.603; 145.545 (Wonthaggi Wind Farm) 12 Operating
Yambuk
(part of the Portland Wind Farm)
Pacific Hydro 38°18′00″S 142°00′11″E / 38.300°S 142.003°E / -38.300; 142.003 (Yambuk Wind Farm) 30 Operating
Cape Sir William Grant and Cape Nelson Nth
(part of the Portland Wind Farm)
Pacific Hydro 38°24′00″S 141°37′12″E / 38.400°S 141.620°E / -38.400; 141.620 (Cape Sir William Grant Wind Energy Project) 54 Project approved
Crowlands/ Glenlofty Pacific Hydro 37°09′00″S 143°05′24″E / 37.150°S 143.090°E / -37.150; 143.090 (Crowlands Wind Energy Project) 140 Under construction [7]
Yaloak South Wind Farm Pacific Hydro 37°39′36″S 143°38′06″E / 37.660°S 143.635°E / -37.660; 143.635 (Yaloak South Wind Farm) 29 Project approved
Bald Hills Wind Farm Wind Power Pty Ltd 38°46′05″S 145°54′40″E / 38.768°S 145.911°E / -38.768; 145.911 (Bald Hills Wind Farm) 109 Planning approved [8]
Berrimal Acciona Energy 36°30′36″S 143°27′18″E / 36.510°S 143.455°E / -36.510; 143.455 (Berrimal Wind Energy Project) 72 Planning approved [2]
Berrybank Unión Fenosa Wind Australia 37°56′S 143°31′E / 37.94°S 143.52°E / -37.94; 143.52 (Berrybank Wind Energy Project) 178 Planning approved [2]
Chepstowe Wind Farm Future Wind 37°35′20″S 143°30′36″E / 37.589°S 143.510°E / -37.589; 143.510 (Chepstowe Wind Farm) 6 Planning approved [9]
Hawkesdale Unión Fenosa Wind Australia 38°07′S 142°22′E / 38.11°S 142.36°E / -38.11; 142.36 (Hawkesdale Wind Energy Project) 62 Planning approved
Lal Lal Wind Farm[10] WestWind Energy 37°45′14″S 144°00′00″E / 37.754°S 144.000°E / -37.754; 144.000 (Lal Lal Wind Energy Project)
37°37′34″S 144°01′16″E / 37.626°S 144.021°E / -37.626; 144.021 (Lal Lal Wind Energy Project)
160 Planning approved [11]
Moorabool Wind Project WestWind Energy 37°42′11″S 144°10′34″E / 37.703°S 144.176°E / -37.703; 144.176 (Moorabool Wind Project) 321 Planning approved [12]
Mount Gellibrand ProVentum 38°13′48″S 143°45′54″E / 38.230°S 143.765°E / -38.230; 143.765 (Mount Gellibrand Wind Energy Project) 232 Planning approved $380m, 116 turbines [1]
Naroghid Wind Farm Developments 38°14′42″S 143°04′12″E / 38.245°S 143.070°E / -38.245; 143.070 (Naroghid Wind Energy Project) 30 Planning approved
Newfield Acciona Energy 38°33′29″S 143°00′54″E / 38.558°S 143.015°E / -38.558; 143.015 (Newfield Wind Energy Project) 22.5 Planning approved -(Check)
Ryan's Corner Unión Fenosa Wind Australia 38°19′S 142°09′E / 38.31°S 142.15°E / -38.31; 142.15 (Ryan Corner Wind Energy Project) 136 Planning approved
Salt Creek Wind Farm (Woorndoo) Sustainable Energy Australia & NewEN Australia 37°56′42″S 142°37′48″E / 37.945°S 142.630°E / -37.945; 142.630 (Salt Creek Wind Farm) 30 Planning approved
Darlington Unión Fenosa Wind Australia 38°00′S 142°56′E / 38.00°S 142.94°E / -38.00; 142.94 (Darlington Wind Energy Project) 300 Seeking approval [13][14]
Mortlake Acciona Energy 288 Seeking approval
Dean Wind Power Pty Ltd 37°27′54″S 143°59′42″E / 37.465°S 143.995°E / -37.465; 143.995 (Dean Wind Energy Project) 20 Proposed
Pyrenees Wind Power Pty Ltd 37°03′00″S 143°46′48″E / 37.050°S 143.780°E / -37.050; 143.780 (Pyrenees Wind Energy Project) 200 Proposed
The Sisters Wind Farm Wind Farm Developments 30 Proposed
Baynton Stanwell Corporation and WindLab Systems 37°08′42″S 144°40′30″E / 37.145°S 144.675°E / -37.145; 144.675 (Baynton Wind Energy Project) 50 Feasibility
Korumburra Wind Power Pty Ltd 38°25′30″S 145°49′48″E / 38.425°S 145.830°E / -38.425; 145.830 (Korumburra Wind Energy Project) 12 Feasibility
Portland Wind Power Pty Ltd 17.5 Feasibility
Sidonia Hills Hydro Tasmania 37°12′54″S 144°30′36″E / 37.215°S 144.510°E / -37.215; 144.510 (Sidonia Hills Wind Energy Project) 120 Feasibility -(Check)
Tarrone Unión Fenosa Wind Australia 37°41′S 142°33′E / 37.68°S 142.55°E / -37.68; 142.55 (Tarrone Wind Energy Project) 30 Feasibility
Dollar AGL Energy 38°34′48″S 146°12′00″E / 38.580°S 146.200°E / -38.580; 146.200 (Dollar Wind Farm) 80 Project cancelled [15]
Summary of Victoria-wide total production in MW
Status Capacity (MW)
Operating 1,080[2]
Under construction n/a
Planning approved 2,345 [2]
Seeking approval 200[2]
Proposed n/a
Feasibility n/a
All Stages ≈3600

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wind Farms in Victoria
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Department of State Development, Business and Innovation: Wind Projects in Victoria, retrieved 4 November 2014
  3. ^ http://www.nemweb.com.au/mms.GRAPHS/DATA/DATACURRENTMONTH_VIC1.csv
  4. ^ Wind Energy Projects in Victoria
  5. ^ Clean Energy Council: Clean Energy Australia 2010
  6. ^ Mt Mercer Wind Farm: Latest Info
  7. ^ "Crowlands wind farm project". Pacific Hydro. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "Wind farm ready to fly". Herald Sun (News Limited). 21 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-17. [dead link]
  9. ^ http://www.thecourier.com.au/news/local/news/general/chepstowe-wind-farm-approved/2167887.aspx
  10. ^ "Ballarat wind farm proposal". Herald Sun (News Limited). 29 December 2006. Retrieved 2007-11-17. 
  11. ^ Turbine power gets green light
  12. ^ Approval for Yaloak South and Moorabool Wind Farms
  13. ^ "Spain's Union Fenosa To Build Australian Wind Farms". Planet Ark. Reuters. 3 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-21. 
  14. ^ "VIC-Darlington". Union Fenosa Wind Australia Pty Ltd. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  15. ^ Gardiner, Ashley (15 August 2007). "Gipplsand wind farm dumped". Herald Sun (News Ltd). Retrieved 29 October 2013. 

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