Challicum Hills Wind Farm

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Challicum Hills Wind Farm
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Challicum Hills Wind Farm
Challicum Hills Wind Farm is located in Victoria
Challicum Hills Wind Farm
Location of Challicum Hills Wind Farm in Victoria
Country Australia
Location Ararat, Victoria
Coordinates 37°23′S 143°07′E / 37.38°S 143.11°E / -37.38; 143.11Coordinates: 37°23′S 143°07′E / 37.38°S 143.11°E / -37.38; 143.11
Status Operational
Construction began October 2002 (2002-10)
Commission date November 2003 (2003-11)
Construction cost $46,000,000
Owner(s) Pacific Hydro
Operator(s) Pacific Hydro
Wind farm
Type Onshore
Avg. site elevation 400 m (1,312 ft)
Site usage farming land
Hub height 68 m (223 ft)
Rotor diameter 64 m (210 ft)
Rated wind speed 57 km/h (15.8 m/s)
Power generation
Units operational 35
Make and model NEG Micon: NM64/1500
Nameplate capacity 52.5 MW
Annual output 141 GWh

Challicum Hills Wind Farm is a wind farm encompassed by 35 (1.5 MW) NEG NM 64 wind turbines, with a total generating capacity of 52.5 MW of electricity. The wind farm is near Ararat in western Victoria, Australia. The power station was commissioned in August 2003 and is in a long term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Origin Energy.

The wind farm is owned and operated by Pacific Hydro. Part of the profits flow into a community fund that supports local projects.[1]

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  1. ^ "Ten years of wind farm operation" in The Ararat Advertiser, 29 October 2013

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