Wind Power Plants in Australia - New South Wales
Boco Rock
Location: NSW
Operator: CWP Renewables
Configuration: 57 X 1.7 MW, 9 X 1.6 MW
Operation: 2015
WTG supplier: GE Wind
EPC: Downer
Quick facts: Boco Rock Wind Farm is on ridgelines, 10km southwest of Nimmitabel and 30km north of Bombala. The project was approved in 2010. It was developed and continues to be managed by CWP Renewables, a JV of Continental Wind Partners and Wind Prospect Group. EGCO invested in the project in 2012 and now own the project.

Photograph courtesy of CWP Renewables
Posted 12 Apr 2016

Crookwell
Location: NSW
Operator: Country Energy
Configuration: 8 X 600-kW V44
Operation: 1998
WTG supplier: Vestas

Photograph courtesy of Eraring Energy
Posted 27 Dec 2001

Cullerin Range
Location: NSW
Operator: Origin Energy Ltd
Configuration: 15 X 2-MW MM82
Operation: 2009
WTG supplier: REPower
EPC: Prince Keppel
Quick facts: In Jan 2008, Origin acquired the development rights for Cullerin from Epuron and it was the company's first self-built wind project. The site is 30km west of Goulbun and is connected to Country Energy's 132kV Goubburn-Yass line. The project coast A$95mn.

Photograph courtesy of Origin Energy
Posted 2 Sep 2009

Huxley Hill
Location: NSW
Operator: Hydro Tasmania
Configuration: 3 X 250-kW N90, 2 X 850-kW V52
Operation: 1998-2003
WTG supplier: Nordex, Vestas
Quick facts: The first phase at Huxley Hill was built on King Island in Bass Strait as the second commercial wind farm in Australia. The wind turbines are now incorporated into the King Island Renewable Energy Integration Project (KIREIP).

Photograph courtesy of Hydro Tasmania
Posted 1 Nov 2015

Kooragang Island
Location: NSW
Operator: Ausgrid
Configuration: 1 X 600-kW V44
Operation: 1997 (ret)
WTG supplier: Vestas
Quick facts: Kooragang Island is mostly reclaimed land in the Huinter River estuary in Newcastle, NSW. It is the site of a coal port and various other induestrial enterprises. The 73m WTG was erected by Energy Australia and was the first commercial wind generator to be accredited under the former GreenPower scheme. The machine's PPA expired in Jul 2014 and it was taken out of service.

Photograph by AussieLegend (wikipedia)
Posted 29 Jan 2014

Taralga
Location: NSW
Operator: Taralga Wind Farm Pty Ltd
Configuration: 9 X 3-MW V90, 11 X 2-MW V90, 11 X 1.8-MW V100
Operation: 2015
WTG supplier: Vestas
EPC: Vestas, Downer
Qucik facts: Taralga Wind Farm is owned by Banco Santander (90%) and BlueNRGY (10%), and is asset managed by CWP Renewables.  The turbines are on ridgelines just east of the Taralga township. The last machines were installed in Jul 2015. The tower sections were built by Keppel Prince and were transported to site from Portland, VIC.

Photograph courtesy of Taralga Wind Farm Pty Ltd
Posted 30 Aug 2015

Abbreviations

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

Updated 12-Apr-2016

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