35,000

Homes annually

The importance and value of feedback

Cathedral Rocks Wind Farm is a joint venture between ACCIONA and EnergyAustralia, with both companies holding 50% equity. Asset management services are provided by ACCIONA.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Construction start: July 2004
  • Construction completed: February 2007
  • Project configuration: 32 x Vestas 2 MW wind turbine generators
  • Grid connection: Connected to Electranet's 132kV Lower Eyre Peninsula Transmission Network
  • COemission benefit: Approximately 150,000 tonnes per annum
  • Project value: A$160M
  • Location: Near the southern tip of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia, approximately 30 km south-west of Port Lincoln

COMMUNITY BENEFITS

  • Diversified income for host landowners
  • Generated a peak construction workforce of 85 manufacturing and installation jobs
  • Provides a number of ongoing full-time positions on site for the life of the project (approx 20+ years)
  • Protected and conserved over 2,300 hectares of native vegetation at the site under a heritage agreement
  • Environmental Management Plan involves eradication of weeds, foxes and feral cats
  • Clean energy equivalent to the consumption of around 35,000 homes annually.

ENQUIRIES AND FEEDBACK:

 

ACCIONA is committed to engaging with the local community surrounding the Cathedral Rocks Wind Farm. We also acknowledge the importance and value of feedback (including both enquiries and complaints). We can be contacted via our free call community information hotline 1800 283 550, by email at energy.community.relations.au@acciona.com or by post PO Box 24110, Melbourne VIC 3001.

A copy of the Cathedral Rocks Wind Farm Complaint and Evaluation Process can be found here

 

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