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 Turbines Capacity (MW) Status Completion Date Notes
Ararat Wind Farm RES Australia 37°14′41″S 142°59′04″E / 37.244752°S 142.984501°E / -37.244752; 142.984501 (Ararat Wind Farm) 75 240 Operating May 2017 [5]
Bald Hills Wind Farm Mitsui 38°46′05″S 145°54′40″E / 38.768°S 145.911°E / -38.768; 145.911 (Bald Hills Wind Farm) 52 106 Operating July 2015
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) 35 52.5 Operating August 2003
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) 3 6.1 Operating April 2015
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) 14 18.2 Operating 2001
Coonooer Bridge Windlab Limited 6 19.8 Operating March 2016
Kiata Wind Farm WindLab 36°13′S 141°28′E / 36.22°S 141.47°E / -36.22; 141.47 (Kiata Wind Farm) 9 31.5 Operating 2018
Leonards Hill 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) 2 4.1 Operating July 2011
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) 140 420 Operating January 2013 [6]
Maroona Wind Farm Future Energy 2 7.2 Operating [7]
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) 13 19.5 Operating May 2012
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) 64 131 Operating September 2014 [8]
Oaklands Hill Wind Farm AGL Energy Limited 37°41′S 142°33′E / 37.68°S 142.55°E / -37.68; 142.55 (Oaklands Hill Wind Energy Project) 32 67.2 Operating April 2012
Portland Wind Farm

Stage 1: Yambuk

Pacific Hydro 38°18′00″S 142°00′11″E / 38.300°S 142.003°E / -38.300; 142.003 (Yambuk Wind Farm) 20 30 Operating May 2007
Portland Wind Farm

Stage 2: Cape Bridgewater

Pacific Hydro 38°22′30″S 141°23′42″E / 38.375°S 141.395°E / -38.375; 141.395 (Cape Bridgewater Wind Farm) 29 58 Operating October 2009
Portland Wind Farm

Stage 3: Cape Nelson South

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) 22 44 Operating July 2009
Portland Wind Farm

Stage 4: Cape Sir William Grant and Cape Nelson North

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) 23 47 Operating February 2015
Salt Creek Wind Farm (Woorndoo) Tilt Renewables 37°56′42″S 142°37′48″E / 37.945°S 142.630°E / -37.945; 142.630 (Salt Creek Wind Farm) 15 50 Operating [9]
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) 12 21 Operating 2002
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) 128 192 Operating 2009
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) 6 12 Operating 2005
Mount Gellibrand Wind Farm Acciona 38°13′48″S 143°45′54″E / 38.230°S 143.765°E / -38.230; 143.765 (Mount Gellibrand Wind Energy Project) 44 132 Operating
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) 14 28.7 Operating June 2018 [10]
Bulgana Enerfin 63 189 Under construction [11] Planning Approved April 2015
Crowlands Pacific Hydro 37°09′00″S 143°05′24″E / 37.150°S 143.090°E / -37.150; 143.090 (Crowlands Wind Energy Project) 39 80 Under construction [11] Approved Aug 2010[12]
Dundonnell (Mortlake) Tilt Renewables 80 336 Under construction[13] Expected Completion late 2020[13]
Lal Lal Wind Farm[14][15] 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)
64 150 Under construction [11] Approved April 2009, Amended March 2017[16]
Moorabool Wind Farm[17] WestWind Energy 37°42′11″S 144°10′34″E / 37.703°S 144.176°E / -37.703; 144.176 (Moorabool Wind Farm) 107 321 Under construction [11] Approved Oct 2010. Construction expected to commence mid-late 2017, expected completion late 2018[18]
Mortlake South Wind Farm Acciona Energy 35 157.5 Under construction[19] Expected Completion Oct 2020[20]
Murra Warra Wind Farm

Stage 1

RES Australia/ Macquarie Group 36°25′52″S 142°19′16″E / 36.431°S 142.321°E / -36.431; 142.321 (Murra Warra Wind Farm) 61 225.7 Under construction [11] Expected Completion Aug 2019[21]
Stockyard Hill Wind Farm Goldwind Australia 149 530 Under construction [11] Expected completion late 2019. [22]
Timboon West Future Energy 3 9 Under construction [11] Planning Approved Mar 2017
Yawong Future Energy 3 9 Under construction [11]
Murra Warra Wind Farm

Stage 2

RES Australia/ Macquarie Group 36°25′52″S 142°19′16″E / 36.431°S 142.321°E / -36.431; 142.321 (Murra Warra Wind Farm) 55 203.5 Planning approved Planning Approved Nov 2016[23]
Berrimal Wind farm Acciona Energy 36°30′36″S 143°27′18″E / 36.510°S 143.455°E / -36.510; 143.455 (Berrimal Wind Energy Project) 24 72 Planning approved Planning Approved September 2014[2] Under review 2018[24]
Berrybank Wind Farm Unión Fenosa Wind Australia 37°56′S 143°31′E / 37.94°S 143.52°E / -37.94; 143.52 (Berrybank Wind Energy Project) 79 290-330 Planning Approved Approved August 2010. Amended February 2018.[25]
Hawkesdale Wind Farm[26] Unión Fenosa Wind Australia 38°07′S 142°22′E / 38.11°S 142.36°E / -38.11; 142.36 (Hawkesdale Wind Energy Project) 26 104 Planning approved [11] Approved Aug 2008. Amended December 2017
Naroghid[27](Woolsthorpe) 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) 20 46 Planning approved Approved April 2008. Amended May2017
Ryan Corner Wind Farm[28] 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) 56 224 Planning approved Planning Approved Aug 2008. Amended December 2017
Cherry Tree Infigen Energy 16 48 Planning approved Planning Approved Nov 2013
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) 75 375 Seeking approval [29][30]
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
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) 19 60 Feasibility
Ferguson Future Energy 3 9 Planning approved Planning Approved Feb 2017
Nhill Future Energy 3 9 Planning approved
Alberton Synergy Wind 34 115 Planning Permit Lodged [11]
Golden Plains West Wind 228 800 Planning Permit Lodged [11]
Inverleigh Wind Farm Developments 16 76.8 Planning Permit Lodged [11]
Mount Fyans Woolnorth Wind Farms 85 400 Planning Permit Lodged [11]
Rifle Butts NewEn 13 40 Planning approved [11]
Jung Bayware 2 8.4 Planning approved [11]
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 Cancelled
Carrajung Synergy Wind 30 Cancelled
Discovery Bay 30 Cancelled
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 Cancelled [31]
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 Cancelled [32]
Penshurst RES Australia 223 758 Cancelled [33]
Summary of Victoria-wide total production in MW
Status Capacity (MW)
Operating 1733.4
Under construction 2073.9
Planning approved 737.4
Seeking approval 1445.8
Proposed 350
Feasibility 259.5
Total in Victoria 6600

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wind Farms in Victoria
  2. ^ a b c 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 Archived 29 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Ararat Wind Farm". Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  6. ^ Clean Energy Council: Clean Energy Australia 2010 Archived 17 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Maroona Wind Farm". Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  8. ^ Mt Mercer Wind Farm: Latest Info Archived 7 April 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "Salt Creek Wind Farm". Tilt Renewables. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Yaloak South wind farm". www.pacifichydro.com.au. Pacific Hydro. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Planning, Department of Environment, Land, Water and; Energy (26 October 2018). "Wind projects". Energy. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Crowlands wind farm project". Pacific Hydro. Archived from the original on 26 October 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  13. ^ a b Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change (4 April 2019). "Dundonnell Wind Farm Under Construction". Premier of Victoria. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  14. ^ Lal Lal Wind Farm
  15. ^ "Ballarat wind farm proposal". Herald Sun. News Limited. 29 December 2006. Retrieved 17 November 2007.
  16. ^ Turbine power gets green light
  17. ^ http://mooraboolwindfarm.com/
  18. ^ Approval for Yaloak South and Moorabool Wind Farms
  19. ^ Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change (8 March 2019). "Work Starts On The Mortlake South Wind Farm". Premier of Victoria. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  20. ^ "Mortlake South Wind Farm". Acciona Australia. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  21. ^ [https://www.downergroup.com/downer-senvion-partnership-to-build-stage-one
  22. ^ https://www.stockyardhillwindfarm.com.au/the-project/
  23. ^ [http://www.murrawarra-windfarm.com/construction/
  24. ^ "Berrimal Wind Farm". Acciona Australia. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  25. ^ "Berrybank Wind Farm | Union Fenosa Wind Australia". www.unionfenosa.com.au. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  26. ^ Hawkesdale
  27. ^ Naroghid Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  28. ^ Ryan Corner
  29. ^ "Spain's Union Fenosa To Build Australian Wind Farms". Planet Ark. Reuters. 3 December 2008. Retrieved 21 December 2008.
  30. ^ "VIC-Darlington". Union Fenosa Wind Australia Pty Ltd. Archived from the original on 30 October 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  31. ^ Gardiner, Ashley (15 August 2007). "Gipplsand wind farm dumped". Herald Sun. News Ltd. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  32. ^ Sinnott, Alex (23 February 2012). "Port Campbell wind farm scrapped". The Standard. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  33. ^ Himmelreich, Everard (3 November 2017). "Massive Penshurst wind farm dropped". The Standard. Fairfax Regional Media. Retrieved 7 July 2018.

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