With ridgelines towering behind Lake Burrendong, and powerful winds a regular feature, the central west provides an excellent location for a large scale wind farm. Epuron is working with local landowners to develop a new large scale wind farm in the Central West Renewable Energy Zone.
Epuron is exploring an area east of Lake Burrendong that is suitable for a wind farm. The location has been chosen because of the site's strong wind resource, proximity to high voltage transmission lines and good road access with few neighbouring properties.
The project would involve up to 72 wind turbines with an estimated output capacity of up to 446 megawatts (MW). The final design will be guided by the interests of landowners in the area and results of the environmental impact assessment.
Each wind turbine will require an access track and turbine lay-down area for construction, and will be connected by a combination of underground and overhead powerlines to a new on-site substation.
The project will connect via this new substation to the Mt Piper - Wellington 330,000 volt powerline located west and south-west of the site.
Epuron has submitted a Scoping Report for the purpose of determining the planning assessment requirements of the project and on site studies and assessments are underway.
The project team is also consulting with involved property owners, neighbours, and local and state government authorities and a Community Consultative Committee has been appointed.
We are keen to engage with the local community for input to help shape the project and maximise community benefits.
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