Liverpool Range Wind Farm, New South Wales, Australia

Last Modified: Wed Apr 04 2018 06:41:50 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 1,000 MW
    planned installed capacity of the Liverpool Range Wind Farm straddling the NSW state's Central West and Upper Hunter regions.
  • ? GWh
    of electricity will be generated each year.
  • 500,000
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm once operational.
  • 2.5 million tonnes
    estimated reduction in GHG emissions once the farm is operational. In addition, the water saved from not burning coal would amount to 6,000 Olympic sized swimming pools a year.
  • ?
    hectares of land will be used for the wind farm spreading over 25 different properties between the villages of Coolah and Callisis east of Mudgee. It will stretch 36km from north to south and 20km east to west in the heart of the New England Tablelands.
  • 272
    wind turbines have been permitted to be used. 16 turbines have been reduced since Epuron first put the idea forward in 2011, due to some locals raising concerns about the number and location of the wind turbines.
  • 3
    major organisations involved: a) Project Developer: Epuron, b) EPC and O&M: TBD c) Distributor: TBD
  • $643 million
    estimated project cost.
  • 800
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • ?
    permanent jobs during operational phase.
  • $800,000
    Value of a Community Enhancement Fund which the farm will invest in per year (based on $3,000 per wind turbine built). Epuron has also agreed to road upgrades with both Roads and Maritime Services and the local councils, which includes 143 km of regional and local roads.
  • 03 Apr 2018
    New South Wales state government gives planning approval.
  • 2018
    Likely start of construction with completion expected to take 3 years.