Maroona Wind Farm, Victoria, Australia

Last Modified: Mon May 14 2018 06:50:00 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 6.9 MW
    planned generation capacity of the Maroona Wind Farm located near the township of Maroona, approximately 18km south west of Ararat in Western Victoria.
  • 30 GWh
    of electricity will be generated each year.
  • 4,000
    approximate number of average Victorian homes that can be powered by the farm each year.
  • ? tonnes
    estimated reduction in GHG emissions once the farm is operational.
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    hectares of cleared farming land will be used for the wind farm. The site receives undisturbed wind flow with strong, consistent wind speeds, and enjoys large setbacks to nearby dwellings. The local electricity grid runs alongside the site, and there are no tourist attractions or major roads in the immediate area.
  • 2
    Vestas V126 wind turbines have been permitted to be used.
  • 3
    major organisations involved: a) Project Developer: Future Energy, b) EPC and O&M: Future Energy, Consolidated Power Projects c) Distributor: Alinta Energy
  • ?
    estimated project cost of the project.
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    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • ?
    permanent jobs during operational phase.
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    Likely start of construction.
  • Feb 2017
    Power Purchase Agreement signed with Alinta Energy. Electricity will be distributed via Powercor electricity network.
  • May 2017
    Financial close achieved with equity funding from Germany-based ProVentum International, and from Sydney-based renewable energy investment group Renew Power Group.
  • May 2017
    Contract signed with Vestas for 2 turbines.
  • ?
    Contract signed with Consolidated Power Projects for construction of the farm.
  • Oct 2017
    Construction in progress at site - OTM Civil at work on site! Backfill over the foundations for turbines 1 and 2 completed.
  • Mar 2018
    Construction completed.
  • 14 Mar 2018
    Project starts feeding into the grid.