Coppabella Wind Farm, New South Wales, Australia - Project details and construction updates

Last Modified: Wed Nov 11 2020 07:34:02 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 290 MW
    planned installed capacity of the Coppabella Wind Farm located in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales (approximately 30km west of Yass). The wind farm will extend approximately 12 kilometres west to east and approximately 10 kilometres north to south along the Coppabella Hills near the towns of Bookham and Binalong.
  • 900 GWh
    of electricity will be generated each year.
  • 150,000
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year.
  • ? tonnes
    estimated reduction in GHG emissions once the farm is operational
  • ? hectares
    land available for use for the development of the project.
  • 79
    turbines will be used.
  • 3
    major organizations involved. Project Developer: Goldwind, EPC and O&M: ?, Distribution: TransGrid.
  • ? million
    estimated project cost.
  • 150
    peak jobs will be created during construction phase.
  • 15
    FTE during operational phase.
  • 2016
    The project – then known as the Yass Valley wind farm and owned by Epuron Australia – received its first state government planning approval, some seven years after it was first proposed and at nearly half its original size.
  • 2018
    Having been sold to Goldwind, the project’s name was changed and it was again given the all-clear by the NSW Independent Planning Commission, with some changes to the previous approval.
  • 09 Nov 2020
    Goldwind Australia sign a commercial agreement with TransGrid for the connection and construction of assets for the project.