The map to the right shows the location of site that has potential for development of a wind farm. The project site is approximately 40 km north-south and 15 km east-west.
The land is currently used for sheep grazing and there is an existing 220kV power line which runs through the centre of the site. EnergyConnect has proposed a 300kV transmission line, currently under development by TransGrid and ElectraNet, which is planned to pass through the site parallel to the existing power line.
Preliminary Site Investigation
Our initial assessments indicate the project could host approximately 175 wind turbines and associated infrastructure, providing over 1GW of electricity. This is equivalent to the amount of electricity required to power over 500,000 average NSW homes.
The project could be connected to the electricity transmission network through the new Project EnergyConnect 330 kV transmission line which is under construction by TransGrid, through future REZ infrastructure, or through the existing electricity network.
As we carry out environmental and technical studies, and gather community feedback, the preliminary site design will be refined.
Two additional meteorological mast were installed on the proposed site in September.These structures are 130m tall and carry meteorological instruments, such as anemometers to measure wind speed and direction. There are now three meteorological masts on the site, which will help confirm the wind resources available. The met masts are complemented by the other wind monitoring devices, such as trailer-mounted SODAR units located on the site. There has been extensive fieldwork completed across the project site throughout September and October, including ecological and heritage surveys. The results of these studies will further inform the project layout and will be inputs to the Environmental Impact Statement for the planning application.
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Goldwind is a global leader in manufacturing and installing wind turbines across six continents. The company has over 20 years’ experience in developing wind turbines, with over 29,000 turbines installed worldwide totalling over 45 GW of generation. Goldwind Australia was established in 2009 with offices in Sydney and Melbourne and has over 1.8 GW of wind and solar farm projects operating or in development across the country.
Goldwind Australia is a signatory to the CEC Best Practice Charter for Renewable Energy Projects.
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