Macarthur Wind Farm

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Macarthur Wind Farm
Macarthur Wind Farm is located in Australia
Macarthur Wind Farm
Location of Macarthur Wind Farm
Country Australia
Location Victoria
Coordinates 38°2′24″S 142°1′30″E / 38.04000°S 142.02500°E / -38.04000; 142.02500Coordinates: 38°2′24″S 142°1′30″E / 38.04000°S 142.02500°E / -38.04000; 142.02500
Status operational[1]
Commission date Jan 2013
Owner(s) AGL / Malakoff
Power generation
Units operational 140
Make and model Vestas
Nameplate capacity 420 MW[1]

The Macarthur Wind Farm is a wind farm in Victoria, Australia, located in Macarthur, Victoria on a 5,500 ha site and it has been permitted to generate up to 420 MW.[2][3] The wind farm comprises 140 3 MW Vestas V112 wind turbines manufactured in Denmark.[2] It is expected to be the largest wind farm in the Southern Hemisphere, generating enough power for 220,000 homes and abating 1.7 million tons of greenhouse gases annually.[4]

The project is estimated to cost A$1 billion and was fully operational in January 2013.[1] It was constructed by Vestas and Leighton Contractors.[5] The first turbines were connected to the grid in September 2012.[6]

The project was developed by a joint venture formed by AGL Energy and Meridian Energy. In 2013, Meridian sold its share to Malakoff Corporation Berhad.[7]

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  1. ^ a b c "Macarthur Wind Farm". AGL. 
  2. ^ a b "AGL venture plans $1b wind farm". The Sydney Morning Herald. 13 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Alexandra Weaver (17 Nov 2011). "Giant turbine blades arrive for Macarthur farm". The Standard. 
  4. ^ Perry, Michael (22 August 2010). "Australia Steps Up Renewable Energy Efforts". The New York Times. 
  5. ^ "AGL and New Zealand firm Meridian Energy to set up $1 billion Renewable energy in Victoria". Power-Gen. 16 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Macarthur Wind Farm Update". AGL. October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Meridian sells its share in Macarthur wind farm" (Press release). Meridian Energy. 28 June 2013. 

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