Stockyard Hill Wind Farm is a wind farm project being developed by Origin Energy. The proposed facility will have 157 wind turbines at a site approximately 35 km west of Ballarat between Beaufort and Skipton. The forecast cost is $900 million ($950 million US dollars) In December 2009, the original plan for 242 turbines, the plan was changed to only have 157 turbines. The Victorian minister of planning approved the 157 turbines, in October 2010. In 2013 Origin contemplated selling the project before production would have begun, but decided to continue the project.