138,000

Equivalent households

Recently celebrated 10 years

A 192 MW wind farm in Victoria (Australia). Consists of 128 wind turbines and was one of ACCIONA's largest wind farms in Australia, operational since 2009.

With 192 MW installed, the Waubra wind farm is the biggest operated by ACCIONA in Australia and one of the ones with the highest capacity implemented by the company worldwide. Located in the south-east of the country in the State of Victoria, it has 128 wind turbines of ACCIONA Windpower technology (1.5 MW each). It produces energy equivalent to the demand from around 110,000 homes, avoiding the emission of around 650,000 metric tons of CO2 to the atmosphere from coal-fired power stations.

 

ACCIONA has invested over $1 million AUD in community groups and initiatives over the 10+ years that the wind farm has been operational.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Location: Victoria, Australia
  • Project Configuration: 128 x ACCIONA Windpower 1.5MW turbines
  • Capacity: up to 192 MW
  • Completion date: July 2009
  • Energy production: equivalent up to 138,000 households 
  • Grid connection: connected to Ballarat-Horsham 220kV transmission line
  • CO2 emissions benefit: Approximately 650,000 tonnes annually
  • Tip Height: Ranges from 110m to 120m 
  • Project value: $450M AUD

Key figures

192

megawatts (MW) of power

138,000

equivalent households

128

wind turbines

650,000

tons of CO2 into the atmosphere avoided per year

+200

jobs created during construction

33.5

million tree equivalent

DOCUMENTATION AND MANAGEMENT PLANS

Technology and innovation

TURBINE FOR LIFE

Project that contributes to increasing the useful life of wind turbines, to knowing the status of the fleet and detecting anomalous behaviors to optimize the management and costs of operation and maintenance of the assets.

For the analysis of the remaining life of the structural components, we work on developing physical models. For the prediction of failures in Acciona's wind turbines we are working on two lines: the development of WindBrain® to detect anomalous behavior, 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.

    Waubra Wind Farm has a Shared Benefits Program comprised of three initiatives:

    • Sponsorship program
    • Scholarship program
    • Community benefit fund

    OUR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT INITIATIVES

    Social initiatives