Moorabool Wind Farm.
The Moorabool Wind Farm project is located approximately 4km south of Ballan, approximately 67km from Melbourne, 27km from Ballarat and 47km from Geelong. It will extend 14km north to south between Ballan and Mount Wallace to the west of the C141 (Geelong ballan Road).
The Minster for Planning approved the construction and operation of 107 wind turbines. With the use of the latest turbine technology, the project is expected to produce 321MW, approximately 1,000,000 MWh of electricity annually. This is enough renewable energy to power the equivalent of 200,000 average Victorian homes every year, representing 9% of Victorian homes.
The project is divided into two sections, the Bungeeltap Section towards the North of the project site and the Ballark Section to the south.
The Northern Section consists of 50 turbines and the Southern Section consists of 57 turbines. All turbines proposed are 171m to the tip of the blade.
Construction is expected to commence by mid 2018 and the wind farm is expected to commence operation in late 2019.
Please contact us if you have any questions or comments on the project.
Wind Energy in Moorabool Shire.
There are three wind energy projects in the area. This Map illustrates there locations and who to contact for further information.
Landscape and Visual Screening – Moorabool North Wind Farm
Expressions of interest are now being sought from residents of dwellings within 4km of a Moorabool North Wind Farm turbine. Please see here for further details.