Moorabool Wind Farm Overview

 

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 Minister for Planning has approved construction and operation of up to 107 wind turbines. If 3.4 MW turbines are used at all 107 locations, that is a total of 363.8 MW of renewable electricity being generated.

The Project would result in up to 1,100,000 MWh of renewable electricity being generated. This is enough renewable energy to power the equivalent of 223,000 average Victorian homes annually, approximately 11% of Victorian households.*

The project is divided into two sections, the Bungeeltap Section to the north of the project site and the Ballark Section to the south.

Construction is expected to commence by third quarter 2017 and the wind farm is expected to commence operation in the latter half of 2018.

The project will have significant local benefits during construction, with investment in the local economy. Moorabool Wind Farm is committed to maximising opportunities for local suppliers where possible and delivering benefits for the local economy.

 

Project Background

 

Inital development of the project was undertaken by WestWind Energy. In September 2016, Goldwind aquired the Moorabool Wind Farm from WestWind Energy.

The Moorabool Wind Farm will connect to Victoria’s electricity network at the Elaine Terminal Station via a new overhead 132kV powerline.

Please contact us if you have questions or comments on the project.

 

*Household data obtained from ProfileID.com.au, Electricity Usage Data obtained from www.billrepublic.com/average-electricity-usage/