Moorabool Wind Farm
|LOCATION:||Central Highlands VIC|
|TOTAL WEC HEIGHT:||Up to 150m|
|ENERGY PRODUCTION:||> 980,000 MWh Annually|
About The Project
The Moorabool Wind Farm project is located approximately 5km south of Ballan, approximately 67km from Melbourne, 27km from Ballarat and 47km from Geelong. The project comprises up to 107 wind turbines over two sections, the Bungeeltap Section towards the north of the project site which consists of 50 wind turbines and the Ballark Section to the south which consists of 57 wind turbines.
The Moorabool Wind Farm project began in April 2007 when WestWind Energy was invited by landowners within the project area to consider the potential for a wind energy facility on their land. Following this WestWind Energy undertook site investigations and it was determined that the site was ideal for a wind energy facility. In October 2010 the Victorian Minister for Planning issued a permit, granting approval for the Moorabool Wind Farm.
For each of the approved 107 turbines, it is expected to have an installed generator capacity of 2 to 3 MW. Should a 2 MW wind turbine be used, the Moorabool Wind Farm is expected to produce in excess of 674,520 Megawatt hours (MWh) of renewable electricity each year which is equal to the consumption of 126,550 average Victoria homes. Should 3 MW turbines be installed, the Moorabool Wind Farm would produce enough electricity to power approximately 189,681 average Victoria homes.
In 2016, the Moorabool Wind Farm Project was sold as a greenfield site. For further details please visit www.mooraboolwindfarm.com.
The above would not have been possible without WestWind Energy’s expertise in securing and developing the site, and the collaboration between Westwind Energy and the landowners.
Below are photographic mockups of the 150mtr high wind turbines