Yaloak South Wind Farm, Victoria, Australia

Last Modified: Thu Mar 08 2018 11:02:30 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 28.7 MW
    installed capacity of the Yaloak South Wind Farm approximately 15 kms south of Ballan and an hour away from Melbourne.
  • ? GWh
    of electricity will be generated each year.
  • 15,700
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year.
  • 70,677
    estimated reduction in GHG emissions once the farm is operational.
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    hectares of land will be used for the wind farm. The farm will be connected to the grid via a short grid extension to the existing 66kV line located along Hamills Lane.
  • 14
    Senvion MM92 wind turbine generators, rated at 2.05 MW each, with a maximum hub height of 80 m and maximum tip height of 126.25 m have been used. Initial plans for a 70 turbine, 115MW capacity wind farm at the site were amended following concerns from local residents of the Parwan Valley about the potential impact on the wedge-tail eagle population and the visual amenity of the local area.
  • 5
    major organisations involved: a) Project Developer: Pacific Hydro, b) EPC and O&M: Senvion, RCR Tomlinson, WBHO, c) Distributor: TBD
  • ?
    estimated project cost.
  • ?
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • ?
    permanent jobs during operational phase.
  • $28,000
    Amount available via the Yaloak South Community Fund that has been established to share the benefits of Pacific Hydro’s Yaloak South Wind Farm with the community. The amount will be made available each year over the 25-year life of the project.
  • 22 Sep 2016
    Commencement of construction.
  • 23 Feb 2018
    Construction of the project completed, with all 14 turbines assembled and generating electricity.