117,000

equivalent households

ACCIONA's fifth wind farm in Australia

ACCIONA's fifth wind farm in Australia, with 157.5 MW of power and battery storage.

The wind farm is being constructed on cleared open and level land that is predominantly used for dairy farming.

 

The location is highly exposed to consistent winds, making the site ideal for wind powered electricity generation. Livestock grazing will continue around the wind turbines once construction is complete. 

 

In 2018, the Mortlake South Wind Farm was successful in the Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET) reverse auction. VRET is the Victorian Government’s legislated target aiming for 25% of electricity generation from renewable sources by 2020 and 40% by 2025.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Project Configuration: 35 x Nordex 4.5MW turbines
  • Capacity: up to 157.5 MW
  • Final planning approval: April 2017
  • Completion date: Mid 2022
  • Energy production: equivalent up to 117,000 households
  • Grid connection: 15km underground connection line to 220kV Terang substation
  • Tip Height: Ranges from 186m
  • Project value: $280M AUD
  • Project location: 5km from Mortlake in Moyne Shire

KEY POINTS

  • ACCIONA's fifth wind farm in Australia and third in Victoria
  • Prevents the emission of approximately 532,000 tonnes of CO2 from coal-fired power stations per year
  • About 100 jobs created during construction and 10 ongoing jobs in operation
  • Equipped with a battery storage facility of between 4 and 5 MW of power, to increase their performance and facilitate their integration into the grid

More information

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