Yawong Wind Farm, Victoria, Australia

Last Modified: Tue May 07 2019 05:07:49 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 7.2 MW
    planned installed capacity of the Yawong Wind Farm located approximately 17 km northeast of St. Arnaud, Victoria and the site is bounded by Yeungroon-Coonooer Rd to the west.
  • ? GWh
    of electricity will be generated each year. The project will connect to the existing 22 kV power line that runs adjacent to the site. All cables within the site will be laid underground.
  • 4,500
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year.
  • ? tonnes
    estimated reduction in GHG emissions each year, once the farm is operational.
  • ?
    hectares of land will be used. The land is privately owned land and is used primarily for grazing. This site has been chosen because it receives undisturbed wind flow with strong, consistent wind speeds, is in close proximity to the electrical grid, and enjoys large setbacks to nearby dwellings.
  • 2
    Vestas V126 3.6 MW turbine wind farm will be used. These turbines will have an overall height of up to 150m (to the tip of the blade) and will be separated from each other by several hundred metres with access tracks between them leading to the site entrance on Yeungroon-Coonooer Rd.
  • 3
    major organisations involved: a) Project Developer: BayWa RE, b) EPC and O&M: Vestas, c) Distribution: Alinta Energy
  • ?
    estimated project cost.
  • ?
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • ?
    permanent jobs during operational phase.
  • May 2018
    Commencement of construction with completion expected in 6 to 9 months.
  • Mar 2017
    Planning application lodged with the Minister for Planning.
  • 31 Aug 2017
    Planning permit issued.
  • Nov 2018
    Construction completed and project begins to feed into the grid.
  • 16 Jan 2019
    BayWa RE announces commissioning of the project.
  • 02 May 2019
    BayWa r.e. announces sales of the project to leading energy infrastructure company Epic Energy.