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
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) 52 109 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 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
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) 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 [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) 13 30 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 [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) 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 59 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 54 Operating February 2015
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 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 Under construction Expected completion Mid-2018[7]
Yaloak South Wind Farm [8] 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 Under construction Expected Completion Early 2018.[9]
Murra Warra Wind Farm [10] RES Australia 36°25′52″S 142°19′16″E / 36.431°S 142.321°E / -36.431; 142.321 (Murra Warra Wind Farm) 116 420 Planning approved
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) 24 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) 79 261 Amended application seeking approval Previously approved for 99 turbines/178MW, now seeking approval for 79 turbines/261MW[11][2]
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) 41 140 Planning approved [12]
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) 31 62 Planning approved
Lal Lal Wind Farm[13] 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)
64 160 Planning approved [14]
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) 107 321 Planning approved Construction expected to commence mid-late 2017, expected completion late 2018[15]
Naroghid[16] 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) 67 136 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) 15 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) 80 300 Seeking approval [17][18]
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) 17 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 [19]
Ferguson Future Energy 3 9 Seeking approval
Timboon West Future Energy 3 9 Seeking approval
Penshurst RES Australia 233 Feasibility
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

Diamond Creek Wind Farm

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 Archived 17 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Mt Mercer Wind Farm: Latest Info Archived 7 April 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm". www.acciona.com.au (in au). Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  8. ^ Yaloak South Wind Farm Archived 16 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ "Yaloak South wind farm | Pacific Hydro". www.pacifichydro.com.au. Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  10. ^ Warra Wind Farm
  11. ^ "Berrybank Wind Farm | Union Fenosa Wind Australia". www.unionfenosa.com.au. Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  12. ^ "Crowlands wind farm project". Pacific Hydro. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  13. ^ "Ballarat wind farm proposal". Herald Sun. News Limited. 29 December 2006. Retrieved 2007-11-17. 
  14. ^ Turbine power gets green light
  15. ^ Approval for Yaloak South and Moorabool Wind Farms
  16. ^ Naroghid Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  17. ^ "Spain's Union Fenosa To Build Australian Wind Farms". Planet Ark. Reuters. 3 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-21. 
  18. ^ "VIC-Darlington". Union Fenosa Wind Australia Pty Ltd. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  19. ^ Gardiner, Ashley (15 August 2007). "Gipplsand wind farm dumped". Herald Sun. News Ltd. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 

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