90,000

equivalent households

Located in the heart of Colac Otway Shire

ACCIONA's fourth wind farm in Australia, fully operational since August 2018. The Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm has a capacity of 132 MW and will produce enough clean energy to power some 90,000 Australian homes.

The wind farm has been constructed around the southern and western sides of Mt Gellibrand itself. These open and partly elevated plains make the site an ideal location for a wind farm.

 

In July 2016, the Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm was successful in the State Government’s RCPI tender, for the purchase of green energy certificates linked to renewable energy generated in Victoria.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Location: South-west Victoria, approximately 25 kilometres east of Colac and 17 kilometres west of Winchelsea
  • Capacity: 132 MW
  • Project configuration: 44 x Nordex ACCIONA Windpower AW125/3000
  • Tower: steel, 87.5m hub height
  • Completion date: End 2018
  • Owner: ACCIONA
  • Grid connection: connected to the 66kV Powercor Terang-Geelong transmission line via a new terminal station
  • CO2 emissions benefit: approximately 412,000 tonnes annually
  • Project value: $258M AUD

KEY POINTS

  • $258 million AUD investment
  • Made up of 44 wind turbines
  • Rotors with 125m diameter on 87.5m high steel towers (at hub level)
  • Tip Height: 150m
  • Energy production: equivalent up to 90,000 households
  • 412,000 t of CO2 emissions avoided per year (in coal-fired power stations)
  • Over 100 construction jobs and approximately 10 ongoing full time equivalent positions on site

Key figures

132

megawatts (MW) capacity

90,000

equivalent households

44

wind turbines of 3 MW rated capacity each

412,000

tons of CO2 avoided per year

+100

new jobs

183

million € investments

DOCUMENTATION AND MANAGEMENT PLANS

technology and innovation

TURBINE FOR LIFE

Project that contributes to increasing the useful life of wind turbines, to getting to know the state of the fleet and to detecting anomalous behaviour in order to optimise the management and the operation and maintenance costs of the assets. 

For the analysis of the remaining life of the structural components we work on developing physical models. Two lines of work are being carried out to predict failures in ACCIONA's wind turbine fleet: the development of WindBrain® to detect abnormal behaviour, and the use of Machine Learning to identify failure patterns in wind components.

    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 Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm comprises of several initiatives:

    • Sponsorship program
    • Scholarship program

    OUR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT INITIATIVES

    Our social initiatives