List of wind farms in New South Wales

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The wind resource potential in NSW is very good, yet this potential has remained largely untapped. The NSW Wind Atlas,[1] shows that many of the sites with good potential for wind farms are situated on the western side of the Great Dividing Range. While the wind is also strong in coastal areas, wind farms are unlikely to be built there due to existing residential development and national park areas. NSW also has an extensive electricity transmission network, providing relatively good power grid access for new wind farms.

As of 2012, there was 282 MW of wind power installed in NSW.[2] Australia's largest proposed wind farm, the Silverton Wind Farm, to be established in the Far West of NSW, is still in its planning and approval stages.

To measure public attitudes to wind farms, the NSW government surveyed 2000 people and 300 businesses in rural NSW in late 2010. About 80 per cent of respondents said they would strongly support wind farms in their region.[3] Support dropped off somewhat if a wind farm was proposed closer to a person's house but 60 per cent still supported wind turbines within two kilometres of their house. About 13 per cent of people surveyed, many aged over 65, said they did not support wind power.[3]

Wind farms in New South Wales[edit]

A list of wind farms in New South Wales, as of 2012:[4]

Project Name Sponsoring Company Coordinates Capacity MW Status Notes
Blayney Wind Farm [5] Eraring Energy 33°37′19″S 149°11′54″E / 33.62194°S 149.19833°E / -33.62194; 149.19833 9.9 Operating
Capital Wind Farm [6] Infigen Energy 35°08′45″S 149°34′02″E / 35.1458°S 149.5671°E / -35.1458; 149.5671 140.7 Operating
Crookwell Wind Farm [7] Eraring Energy 34°27′25″S 149°28′19″E / 34.457°S 149.472°E / -34.457; 149.472 4.8 Operating
Cullerin Range Wind Farm [8] Origin Energy 34°48′50″S 149°23′46″E / 34.814°S 149.396°E / -34.814; 149.396 30 Operating
Gunning Wind Farm [9] Acciona 34°41′49″S 149°22′59″E / 34.697°S 149.383°E / -34.697; 149.383 46.5 Operating
Hampton Wind Park[10] Wind Corporation Australia 33°38′20″S 150°02′58″E / 33.6388°S 150.0494°E / -33.6388; 150.0494 1.32 Operating
Kooragang, Newcastle EnergyAustralia 32°52′38.94″S 151°44′54.95″E / 32.8774833°S 151.7485972°E / -32.8774833; 151.7485972 0.6 Decommissioned
Woodlawn Wind Farm[11] Infigen Energy 35°05′02″S 149°37′12″E / 35.084°S 149.62°E / -35.084; 149.62 48.3 Operating
Boco Rock Wind Farm [12] Wind Prospect CWP 36°34′37″S 149°07′26″E / 36.577°S 149.124°E / -36.577; 149.124 200 Under Construction
Crookwell 2 Wind Farm [13] Unión Fenosa Wind Australia 34°32′28″S 149°34′12″E / 34.541°S 149.570°E / -34.541; 149.570 92 Under Construction?
Gullen Range Wind Farm [14] Tianrun Australia 34°36′52.04″S 149°27′34.31″E / 34.6144556°S 149.4595306°E / -34.6144556; 149.4595306 158.5 Under Construction
Black Springs Wind Corporation 33°50′28″S 149°42′36″E / 33.841°S 149.71°E / -33.841; 149.71 40 Feasibility
Silverton Wind Farm Epuron 31°58′S 141°28′E / 31.97°S 141.46°E / -31.97; 141.46 1000 Planning Approved
Cooma Pacific Hydro 36°14′24″S 149°07′30″E / 36.24°S 149.125°E / -36.24; 149.125 100 Feasibility
Southern Highlands ANZ Infrastructure Services 34°29′10″S 150°25′12″E / 34.486°S 150.42°E / -34.486; 150.42 30 Project Suspended
Lord Howe Island 31°33′S 159°05′E / 31.55°S 159.08°E / -31.55; 159.08 0.3 Feasibility
Mt Spring ActewAGL 33°23′53″S 149°09′07″E / 33.398°S 149.152°E / -33.398; 149.152 10 Feasibility
Murrurundi GHG & GREP 31°45′47″S 150°50′02″E / 31.763°S 150.834°E / -31.763; 150.834 35 Feasibility
Rock Flat Creek Pacific Hydro 36°09′29″S 149°12′36″E / 36.158°S 149.21°E / -36.158; 149.21 100 Feasibility
Molonglo Acciona Energy 35°13′55″S 149°26′46″E / 35.2319°S 149.446°E / -35.2319; 149.446 120 Feasibility
Snowy Plains Wind Farm (Berridale) Taurus Energy 36°09′14″S 148°33′54″E / 36.154°S 148.565°E / -36.154; 148.565 26 Planning Approved
Taralga RES Southern Cross 34°25′37″S 149°51′28″E / 34.427076°S 149.857640°E / -34.427076; 149.857640 105 Under Construction
Ben Lomond Guyla Energreen Winds 106 Seeking Approval
Liverpool Range Macquarie Generation 6.6 Seeking Approval
Paling Yards Unión Fenosa Wind Australia 35°08′38″S 149°01′19″E / 35.144°S 149.022°E / -35.144; 149.022 90 Feasibility
Uungula Wind Prospect CWP 32°30′50″S 149°16′23″E / 32.514°S 149.273°E / -32.514; 149.273 400 Feasibility
Conroys Gap Wind Farm Epuron 34°07′41″S 149°46′05″E / 34.128°S 149.768°E / -34.128; 149.768 30 Planning Approved
Evandale Goulburn Taurus Energy 30 Project Suspended
Bannister Marubeni Corporation 34°35′42″S 149°29′24″E / 34.595°S 149.490°E / -34.595; 149.490 30 Proposed
Crookwell Wind Farm ANZ Infrastructure Services 34°30′59″S 149°32′33″E / 34.51639°S 149.54250°E / -34.51639; 149.54250 (Crookwell Wind Farm, New South Wales) 30 Proposed
Goulburn District ActewAGL 34°45′32″S 149°42′54″E / 34.759°S 149.715°E / -34.759; 149.715 10 Proposed
Gurrundah Marubeni Corporation 34°39′58″S 149°25′05″E / 34.666°S 149.418°E / -34.666; 149.418 35 Proposed
Black Range Epuron Feasibility
Coppabella Hills Epuron Feasibility
Carrolls Ridge Epuron Feasibility

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