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Wind Projects in Victoria

Below is a summary of operational and approved wind energy projects in Victoria. 

Summary – Victoria's Wind Energy Industry

Last updated 20 July 2016

Status Wind Energy Capacity (MW)
Major operating wind farms 1,249
Approved wind farms (not operational) Up to 2,616
Planning Permit Application lodged with Minister for Planning or Council (permit process underway) 0
TOTAL 3,865

Major Operating Wind Farms (over 1 MW)

Wind farm Operator Commissioned Number of generators Maximum power (MW) Location
Bald Hills Mitsui & Co. (Australia) Ltd July 2015 52 106 20 km south east of Inverloch
Cape Bridgewater- Portland Wind Energy Project (Stage 2) Pacific Hydro (State Power Investment Corporation) October 2009 29 58 20 km west of Portland
Cape Nelson North and Cape Sir William Grant – Portland Wind Energy Project (Stage 4) Pacific Hydro (State Power Investment Corporation) February 2015 23 47 Near Portland
Cape Nelson South – Portland Wind Energy Project (Stage 3) Pacific Hydro (State Power Investment Corporation) July 2009 22 44 5 km south west of Portland
Challicum Hills Pacific Hydro (State Power Investment Corporation) August 2003 35 52.5 15 km east of Ararat
Chepstowe Future Energy Pty Ltd April 2015 3 6.1 30 km west of Ballarat
Codrington Pacific Hydro (State Power Investment Corporation) 2001 14 18.2 25 km west of Port Fairy
Coonooer Bridge Windlab March 2016 6 19.8 23 km north of St Arnaud
Leonards Hill Hepburn Wind July 2011 2 4.1 10 km south of Daylesford
Macarthur Malakoff Corporation Berhad and H.R.L. Morrison & Co January 2013 140 420 16 km east of Macarthur
Mortons Lane China Guangdong Nuclear Wind Energy Company May 2012 13 19.5 25 km east of Hamilton
Mount Mercer Meridian Energy September 2014 64 131 30 km south of Ballarat
Oaklands Hill AGL Energy Ltd April 2012 32 67.2 45 km north east of Hamilton
Toora Ratch Australia 2002 12 21 8 km east of Foster
Waubra Acciona Energy 2009 128 192 35 km north west of Ballarat
Wonthaggi Regional Wind Farms 2005 6 12 3 km from Wonthaggi
Yambuk - Portland Wind Energy Project (Stage 1) Pacific Hydro (State Power Investment Corporation) May 2007 20 30 20 km west of Port Fairy
TOTAL       1,249  

Approved Wind Farms (Not Operational)

Proposal Proponent Number of generators Maximum power (MW) Location
Ararat RES Australia 75 240 10 km north east of Ararat
Berrimal Acciona Energy 24 72 30 km north west of St Arnaud
Berrybank Union Fenosa 95 190 60 km south west of Ballarat
Bulgana Enerfin 63 189 20 km north of Ararat
Cherry Tree Infigen Energy 16 48 15 km south east of Seymour
Crowlands Pacific Hydro (State Power Investment Corporation) 41 82 20 km north east of Ararat
Dundonnell TrustPower 96 288 23 km north east of Mortlake
Hawkesdale Union Fenosa 31 62 35 km north of Port Fairy.
Kiata Windlab 13 30 10 km south east of Nhill
Lal Lal (Elaine and Yendon) West Wind Energy 64 150 25 km south of Ballarat
Maroona Future Energy 3 6 18 km south west of Ararat
Moorabool West Wind Energy 107 321 25-30 km south east of Ballarat
Mortlake South Acciona Energy 51 76 5 km south of Mortlake
Mount Gellibrand Acciona Energy 44 132 25 km east of Colac
Ryan Corner Union Fenosa 67 134 10 km north of Port Fairy
Salt Creek TrustPower 15 50 10 km north of Mortlake
Stockyard Hill Origin Energy 157 314 to 471 35 km west of Ballarat
Woolsthorpe Wind Farm Developments Up to 20 46 16 km north of Warrnambool
Yaloak South Pacific Hydro (State Power Investment Corporation) 14 29 14 km south of Ballan
TOTAL     2,616  

Planning Permit Applications Lodged with Minister for Planning (Permit Process Underway)

Proposal Proponent Number of generators Maximum power (MW) Location
- - - - -
TOTAL     0  

Permit Application yet to be Lodged

Proposal Proponent Number of generators Location
Darlington Union Fenosa 80 5 km east of Mortlake
Tarrone Union Fenosa 17 20 km north of Port Fairy
Penshurst RES Australia Up to 223 3 km south west of Penshurst

Planning (Feasibility Study) Stage

Proposal Proponent Location
Murra Warra RES Australia 25 km north of Horsham
Willatook Wind Prospect 28 km north of Port Fairy

This publication may be of assistance to you but the State of Victoria and its employees do not guarantee that the publication is without flaw of any kind or is wholly appropriate for your particular purposes and therefore disclaims all liability for any error, loss or other consequence which may arise from you relying on any information in this publication. It should also be noted that generally, wind farm proponents assess whether to proceed with projects after planning approval is received. The timing of construction and commissioning for each approved project is determined by the private sector developers, and depends on a range of factors, including availability of finance. A number of approved wind farm projects do not proceed with construction and commissioning because of variations in market conditions, altered financial factors, or reduced forecasts of returns from the proposed investment.