Crookwell 2 Wind Farm, New South Wales, Australia - Project details and construction updates

Last Modified: Tue May 26 2020 06:45:04 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 91 MW
    generation capacity of Global Power Generation's Crookwell 2 Wind Farm located in the NSW Southern Tablelands region approximately 14 km south-east of Crookwell township, 30 km north-west of Goulburn, and 90 km north-east of Canberra, within the Upper Lachlan Shire Council Local Government Area.
  • 320 GWh
    proposed to be generated per year.
  • 41,600
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year.
  • ? tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year, once the farm is operational.
  • 2,088 hectares
    Approximate project area covered by the farm. It is situated south of the existing Crookwell 1 Wind Farm and to the west and north of the Crookwell 3 Wind Farm sites. The current land use of the project is primarily agricultural activities including grazing of sheep and cattle.
  • 28
    GE Turbines each of 3.4 MW capacity will be used.
  • 3
    major organisations involved: 1) Project Developer: Global Power Generation, 2) EPC and O&M: GE Electric, BMD Constructions, Consolidated Power Projects, 3) PPA: ACT
  • $200 million
    estimated project cost.
  • 80
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • 14
    permanent jobs during operational phase.
  • 2005
    Farm was granted development consent by the Minister for Planning, NSW.
  • 2009
    Development consent was amended to increase the size of the turbines and reduce the number from 46 to 33.
  • $70,000
    Annual contribution to be made by Global Power Generation towards a community enhancement fund over 25 years. (~ $2,500 per turbine per year).
  • 23 Aug 2016
    ACT Government announced it will award a 20 year feed-in tariff contract to the farm.
  • $125 million
    Amount that will flow to ACT and the region from Crookwell 2 according to the ACT government.
  • 19 May 2017
    A joint venture between BMD Constructions and Consolidated Power Projects (CPP) Australia Pty Ltd has been awarded a contract for design and construction of the project which includes substation, equipment and buildings.
  • 07 Jun 2017
    GE Renewable Energy announced an agreement with Global Power Generation Australia to supply and install 28 3.4MW 130-metre-rotor wind turbines.
  • 06 Nov 2017
    Successful completion of the first foundation pour for the wind turbines. A total of 370 cubic metres of concrete was placed into the first of 28 concrete foundations.
  • Mar 2018
    Turbine components make their way to the site.
  • May 2018
    The first of 28 GE 3.4MW turbines stretches its blades atop the Great Dividing Range!
  • Nov 2018
    Official opening of the project even though is has been feeding into the national grid for some time.