Wind Power Plants in Australia - Victoria
Ararat
Location: VIC
Operator: RES Australia
Configuration: 75 X 3.2-MW 3.2-103
Operation: 2017
WTG supplier: GE Wind
EPC: RESm, Downer
Quick facts: Ararat WPP was the third largest windfarm in Australia at completion. The site is rural land 180km northwest of Melbourne and 9km-17km northeast of Ararat. The project was submitted to MOP in Jan 2010 and approved in Oct 2010. Network applciations were approved in 2012. In Jan 2015, a PPA was signed with the ACT Government for 40% of the output. Ararat was fully commissioned in Apr 2017. The cost was around AUD 450mn. The plant is operated and managed by Windlab Systems.

Photograph courtesy of General Electric
Posted 19 Jul 2017

Bald Hills
Location: VIC
Operator: Infrastructure Capital Group
Configuration: 52 X 2.05-MW MM82
Operation: 2015
WTG supplier: Senvion
EPC: Mitsui, Consolidated Power Projects Pty Ltd, Hazell Bros Group
Quick facts: Bald Hills was approved in Aug 2012 and work got underway on 7 Aug 2012. The WPP was connected on 24 Feb 2015 and fully commissioned in May 2015. It was sold by Mitsui to ICG in Feb 2017.

Photograph courtesy of Mitsui & Co Ltd
Posted 4 Mar 2017

Challicum Hills
Location: VIC
Operator: Pacific Hydro
Configuration: 35 X 1.5-MW NM64C
Operation: 2003
WTG supplier: Micon

Photograph courtesy of Pacific Hydro
Posted 4 Jun 2004

Chepstowe
Location: VIC
Operator: Future Energy Pty Ltd
Configuration: 3 X 2.05-MW MM92
Operation: 2015
WTG supplier: Senvion
Quick facts: These WTGs are 80m tall with 46m blades. The wind farm is located about 30km west of Ballarat and was completed in Mar 2015. The project is jointly-owned by Pro Ventum International, Impact Investment Group, and Future Energy Wind Investments.

Photograph courtesy of Future Energy Pty Ltd
Posted 12 May 2017

Codrington
Location: VIC
Operator: Pacific Hydro
Configuration: 14 X 1.3-MW Model 62
Operation: 2001
WTG supplier: Bonus

Photograph courtesy of Pacific Hydro
Posted 4 Jun 2004

Macarthur
Location: VIC
Operator: AGL Energy Ltd
Configuration: 140 X 3-MW V112
Operation: 2013
WTG supplier: Vestas
EPC: Vestas, Leighton
Quick facts: This A$1bn project was officially opened in Apr 2013 and became the largest wind farm in the Southern Hemisphere. It is a JV of AGL and Meridian Energy. The 83m tall WTGs were installed over 5,500ha spanning three ranches in the Hamilton area, about 290km west of Melbourne. The first machines were connected in Sep 2012. The wind plant is run by about 20 employees.

Photograph courtesy of AGL
Re-posted 11 Jan 2014

   

Wonthaggi
Location: VIC
Operator: Wind Power Pty Ltd
Configuration: 6 X 2-MW MM82
Operation: 2006
WTG supplier: Repower Systems
Quick facts: The site is 3km from Wonthaggi Town center in Bass Shire, Gippsland. The turbines are built on 120ac of grazing land which traverses land behind sand dunes and a foreshore reserve.

Photograph courtesy of Wind Power Pty Ltd
Posted 20 Jan 2007

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 19-Jul-2017

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