Golden Plains Wind Farm
|LOCATION:||GOLDEN PLAINS SHIRE|
|TURBINES:||UP TO 235|
|TOTAL WEC HEIGHT:||UP TO 230m|
|ENERGY PRODUCTION:||2500 GWH annually|
About The Project
The Golden Plains Wind Farm is in the Golden Plains Shire, southeast and west of the small township of Rokewood. The proposed development will consist of up to 235, 3-5 MW wind turbines. The project will generate over 2500 GWH per annum – equivalent to the electricity consumption of more than 450,000 homes; and prevent more than 2.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide annually from being emitted to the atmosphere.
In 2006, WestWind began monitoring the wind resource in the Golden Plains Shire, specifically around the Barunah Park and Rokewood area. In 2016, WestWind completed further feasibility investigations into the proposed development site and made the commercial decision to pursue a planning permit for an 800 MW project.
The project is still in development with further environmental and cultural heritage studies still to be completed. WestWind anticipates that it will lodge a planning application with the Victorian Government by the end of this year.
The project’s second open day will be held on Thursday, June 15, from noon-8pm at the Rokewood Hall, Ferrars Rd. WestWind encourages the community that surrounds the site to come to the open day to view maps and gather further information about the proposed development.