WestWind Energy Announces New Wind Farm in Cobar, NSW – Fuelling Clean Energy for 130,000 homes
30 August 2023
WestWind Energy is delighted to announce the proposed development of a wind farm northwest of Cobar in NSW which will feature up to 30 wind turbines and is set to power around 130,000 homes.
WestWind Energy, a leading renewable energy company, is delighted to announce the proposed development of a wind farm northwest of Cobar. The newly proposed Cobar Energy Park project will feature up to 30 cutting-edge wind turbines that are set to power around 130,000 homes.
The Cobar Energy Park will play a pivotal role in addressing the urgent need to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change. By harnessing the power of wind, this renewable energy facility is projected to save a staggering 487,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually, further contributing to the company’s commitment to environmental stewardship and will significantly reduce the region’s carbon footprint.
WestWind Energy, the project developer, is dedicated to engaging and collaborating with the local community throughout the development process. WestWind Energy will be hosting an initial Open Day, on September 13 2023 from 2pm to 7pm. The event will be held at the Cobar Bowling and Golf Club on Murray Street, where residents and interested individuals can meet some of the WestWind team to learn more about the wind farm project, its environmental benefits, and the potential long-term positive impacts for the local community. This Open Day will provide a platform for constructive dialogue and serve as an early avenue for WestWind Energy to address any concerns or queries from the community.
Recognising the importance of community partnerships and shared benefits, WestWind Energy is committed to establishing a community benefit fund in consultation with local community members. Once operational, a community fund will be established to share the financial benefits of the project. Each year, the project will pay $2,500 per constructed turbine into the community benefit fund. For example, if 30 turbines are constructed, $75,000 per annum will be available to the community to access from the community fund. This community fund is for a range of benefit schemes including community-based initiatives, projects and events that benefit local communities around the wind farm. The fund will target a range of community needs including health and social welfare, safety, environment, education and youth, sport and recreation, culture, arts and economic development.
WestWind Energy is excited about the prospects of the proposed Cobar Energy Park and its potential to transform the region’s energy landscape. By bringing sustainable and renewable energy solutions to Cobar, the company is contributing to the global effort to combat climate change while providing clean and affordable electricity to thousands of homes.
About WestWind Energy
WestWind Energy is a leading renewable energy company dedicated to the development, construction, and operation of sustainable wind projects. With a strong commitment and experience of developing longstanding, positive relationships in the communities where their projects are based, WestWind Energy aims to deliver clean and reliable energy solutions that drive the transition to a greener future. To learn more, please visit www.w-wind.com.au or call our team on 03 5421 9999.