Salt Creek Wind Farm, Victoria, Australia

Last Modified: Mon Sep 03 2018 10:43:43 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 54 MW
    installed capacity of the Salt Creek Wind Farm located near Woorndoo, around 250 kilometres west of Melbourne, in the state of Victoria, Australia.
  • 172 GWh
    of electricity will be generated per year. Salt Creek will be connected to the national electricity grid via a 49 kilometre power line, ending at the Terang Terminal Station.
  • 30,000
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year. Each turbine used in the project can provide electricity for more than 2000 households!
  • ?
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year.
  • ?
    hectares of land on a Merino Stud Farm will be used, the site offers excellent wind resource.
  • 15
    Vestas V126-3.6 MW wind turbines with a hub height of 87 metres and blade length of 63 metres, will be used.
  • 5
    major organizations involved: Project Developer: Tilt Renewables, EPC and O&M: Vestas/Zenviron, Turbines: Vestas, Distribution: AusNet Services, Meridian Energy, Powershop Australia
  • $105 million
    estimated project cost. The project will be funded from an existing undrawn $100 million corporate debt facility and available cash balances.
  • 106
    peak jobs during 12 month construction phase.
  • ?
    jobs during operational phase.
  • Jul 2017
    Expected start of construction.
  • Jul 2018
    targeted commissioning date
  • $30,000
    Annual scholarship program for local residents. Tilt Renewables will also implement a community fund once the farm is complete.
  • 2007
    Planning approval obtained by original developer - NewEn
  • Jun 2013
    Project purchased by Tilt Renewables.
  • 30 Jun 2017
    Project achieves financial close.
  • 01 Feb 2018
    PPA signed with Meridian Energy/Powershop Australia. Under this offtake agreement, Tilt to initially deliver 50% of electricity produced from Salt Creek to Meridian from Jul 2018 until the end of 2018. The agreement allows for this to be increased to 100% from then until the end of the contract in 2030.
  • 12 Jun 2018
    Project is now feeding power into the grid!