Capital 2 Wind Farm
The proposed Capital 2 Wind Farm is located near Bungendore in New South Wales and would be co-located with the existing Capital and Woodlawn Wind Farms. The proposed 143.5 MW wind farm will comprise 41 wind turbines which will generate enough renewable energy to power approximately 85,400 homes each year.
Development Approval for the project was granted in 2011. A Staging Plan (under Condition A13 of the Development Approval) was lodged with the DPIE in March 2018.
The Capital 2 Community Consultative Committee will be established prior to commencement of construction of the wind farm.
A Community Fund will be payable as a Development Contribution once the project commences construction. This was agreed with Palerang Council via a Voluntary Planning Agreement in 2014 and commits to a contribution of $20,000 per wind turbine to be installed at Capital 2 Wind Farm. The Development Contribution will be payable in 3 stages once construction commences and the distribution of funds will be managed by Palerang Council.
Flyers Creek Wind Farm
The Flyers Creek Wind Farm is located 20 km south west of Orange in New South Wales. Construction commenced in March 2022, the 145 MW wind farm will comprise 38 wind turbines which will generate enough renewable energy to power approximately 86,000 homes.
The Flyers Creek Wind Farm development is located close to large electricity load, with a compelling wind resource, in one of the nation’s most opportunity rich electricity markets, New South Wales.
The Flyers Creek Wind Farm Community Consultative Committee (CCC) was established in 2012 and generally meets quarterly. Members include residents local to the proposed wind farm.
A Community Benefit Fund was agreed to with the Blayney Shire Council in 2014 and parties have committed to making a contribution each year for 25 years. Distribution of the Community Benefit Fund will be managed by Blayney Shire Council.
Forsayth Wind Farm
The proposed Forsayth Wind Farm is located in the Newcastle Range in far North Queensland, 45 km south east of Georgetown and 5 km east of Forsayth. The proposed 150 MW wind farm will comprise up to 30 wind turbines which will generate enough renewable energy to power approximately 89,300 homes. The connection is proposed via the Ergon 132 kV Georgetown to Ross transmission line.
Woakwine Wind Farm
The proposed Woakwine Wind Farm is located along the same ridgeline as Iberdrola Australia's Lake Bonney Wind Farm. The proposed 274 MW wind farm will comprise up to 76 wind turbines which will generate enough renewable energy to power approximately 163,200 homes each year.
Development Approval for the project was granted in 2012 by Wattle Range Council under the Development Act 1993.
Avonlie Solar Farm
The Avonlie Solar Farm will be a large-scale solar farm in Narrandera, New South Wales. The project will comprise more than 450,000 solar panels with a total energy capacity of up to roughly 245MW(DC).
The project received development approval from the Department of Planning & Environment in August 2019. Siteworks are expected to begin early Q4CY21, with initial energisation expected before the end of 2022. Avonlie Solar Farm will directly connect to a dual 132 kV grid connection which passes through the project site about 20 kilometres south of Narrandera.
Once complete, Avonlie Solar Farm will generate approximately 500 gigawatt hours of renewable energy per year, providing our growing customer base with a diversified supply of low cost clean energy.
Mount James Wind Farm
Site acquisition, feasibility and planning studies have been completed, with approvals and permitting likely within 12 months. The site is located in north Queensland, approximately 80 kilometres north of Hughenden, with a 1000MW capacity.
This venture is an example of Iberdrola Australia’s commitment to the Queensland market and the growth of renewable energy around the country. The development will be approached in stages as Queensland is transformed to facilitate for greater renewable energy transmission.