Timboon West Wind Farm, Victoria, Australia - Project details and construction updates

Last Modified: Thu Jul 02 2020 03:47:13 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 7.2 MW
    installed capacity of Epic Energy's Timboon West Wind Farm located approximately 7 km southwest of Timboon, Victoria and the site is bounded by East and West Road to the north and Boundary Road to the east.
  • ? 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 East West road.
  • 3
    major organisations involved: a) Project Developer: Epic Energy, BayWa RE, b) EPC and O&M: ?, c) Distribution: ?.
  • $20 million
    estimated project cost.
  • ?
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • ?
    permanent jobs during operational phase.
  • Mar 2018
    Commencement of construction with completion expected in 6 to 9 months.
  • Aug 2016
    Planning application lodged with the Minister for Planning.
  • 28 Apr 2017
    Planning permit issued.
  • Mar 2018
    Construction commences
  • Jul 2018
    Concrete pour of foundations of both turbines completed.
  • Sep 2018
    First of two wind turbines being installed with two of three blades also in place.
  • 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 sale of the project to leading energy infrastructure company Epic Energy.