ACCIONA's third wind farm in Australia
CLEAN, NON-POLLUTING ENERGY
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
1 in 8 people still do not have access to electricity. In order to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, it is necessary to increase the use of renewable energy from 25 % today to 38 % in 2025.
ACCIONA is positioning itself as a key player in addressing the growth in energy demand while curbing the progress of global warming and promoting the transition to a decarbonized energy model.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
The generation and use of energy is responsible for 74 % of total greenhouse gas emissions in the world. This activity is the largest contributor to global warming. Investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other low carbon technologies will continue to be essential to meet the new needs of humanity and to minimise their negative impact on the environment.
ACCIONA considers the fight against climate change and its related effects to be a strategic priority. The Company is working to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in order to contribute to the progress of society and respond to the main challenges of sustainable development in the areas of infrastructure, water and energy, leading the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Consists of 31 wind turbines and provides enough clean energy to power 36,000 homes. The turbines are located on the privately owned property Walwa, which is predominantly cleared pastoral land. The wind farm site continues to be used for grazing.
- Project Configuration: 31 x 1.5MW turbines
- Capacity: 46.5 MW
- Completion date: May 2011
- Energy production: equivalent up to 36,000 homes annually
- Grid connection: new 132kV transmission line connecting to the existing 132kV Yass-Goulburn line
- CO2 emissions benefit: approximately 160,000 tonnes per annum
- Tip Height: 110m
- Project value: $147M AUD
- Project location: Gunning, NSW, 70 km north-east of Canberra
megawatts (MW) of power
tons of CO2 into the atmosphere avoided per year
DOCUMENTATION AND MANAGEMENT PLANS
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND SHARED BENEFITS PROGRAM
ACCIONA is committed to improving the social and economic platform of the region and sharing the benefits of the project as widely and equitably as possible.
The Gunning Wind Farm Shared Benefits Program comprises of several components:
- Sponsorship program
- Scholarship program
- Community benefit fund