How do we choose a site for a wind farm?

There are number of different factors that go into site selection for wind farms, although primarily, there are three main areas of consideration that either ‘make or break’ a site: Wind Resource: The purpose of a wind farm is to extract energy from the wind and...

Golden Plains Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund

  The Golden Plains Wind Farm Management (GPWFM) Community Benefit Fund has been established to provide financial sponsorship support for a range of community-based initiatives, projects and events that benefit local communities. The objective of the Fund is...

Bureau of Meteorology’s Annual Climate Statement 2019

In early January, the Bureau of Meteorology released its Annual Climate Statement for 2019 which summarises their observations across the calendar year. 2019 was Australia’s driest year on record. Across the country, total rainfall was 40% below the long-term average...

Activities For Children

"Mum, I'm Bored!"  We are all going through difficult times as a result of COVID-19. At Golden Plains Wind Farm Management (WestWind Energy), we are making changes to the way we go about our business to protect our people and our community. Most of our people are...

Covid-19 Update

  WestWind Energy is proactively monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and potential impacts on our staff and the local communities where we operate. As a result, WEstWind is taking the following actions in relation to our community engagement...

Golden Plains Wind Farm – Project Update

Welcome to Issue 6 of the Golden Plains Wind Farm Newsletter. Post Planning Permit approval for the Golden Plains Wind Farm (GPWF), the WestWind team has been very busy working on the detailed project design, including commencing the grid connection application...

Wind Industry News – How the Wind Farm Connects to the Electricity Grid

There is a tendency to compare getting our home connected to the electricity network and connecting a large generator such as a wind farm to the network. The underlying question in people’s mind is “Why can’t it be simpler?” The reality is, whilst a home...

Golden Plains Wind Farm – Community Reference Group

We were thrilled with the number of nominations we received for the Golden Plains Wind Farm Community Reference Group. There were over 20 applications, and it was a difficult process to select CRG members. The selection process was assisted by an...