Collgar Wind Farm, Western Australia, Australia

Last Modified: Tue Feb 26 2019 06:47:40 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 206 MW
    installed capacity of the Collgar Wind Farm located at Merredin in Western Australia’s central wheatbelt.
  • 850 GWh
    generated each year.
  • 170,000
    approximate number of households that are powered by the farm each year.
  • 660,000 tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year. These reductions are equivalent to taking 120,000 and 160,000 cars off the road or planting approximately 1 million trees.
  • 18,000 hectares
    Approximate area of private freehold land on which the project is located. The electricity generated from each turbine is transmitted via underground and above ground cabling to a central cable marshalling point at the onsite substation, which is located next to the 220kv power line that runs through the site area. The substation then connects directly into the grid network on site.
  • 111
    Vestas V90 turbines have been used.
  • 4
    major organisations involved: 1) Project Developer: Archmore International Infrastructure Fund, Retail Employees Superannuation Trust (REST) 2) EPC and O&M: Vestas 3) PPA: ?
  • ? million
    estimated project cost. The Archmore International Infrastructure Fund (“UBS”, formally known as UBS International Infrastructure Fund) retains a 60 percent ownership of the project with the remaining 40 percent held by REST.
  • ?
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • ?
    permanent jobs during operational phase.
  • 2006
    Collgar Wind Farm was identified by Windlab Systems Pty Ltd (Windlab) as a potential location for a wind farm in Western Australia.
  • 23 Sep 2008
    Planning approval was granted by Merredin Shire Council.
  • Jun 2010
    Full construction commences.
  • 14 May 2011
    The production and export of the first renewable energy from the wind farm into the South West Interconnected System (SWIS).
  • Oct 2011
    Project Commissioned.