A new 40 MW wind farm in Western Victoria that will power more than 25,000 households as part of the ongoing renewable energy jobs boom in Western Victoria has been given the crucial sign-off.
Minister for Planning Richard Wynne announced the approval of a thirteen-turbine facility near Wonwondah North.
The wind farm will be developed by NewEn with the 235-metre high turbines producing enough energy to power around 25,000 householders every year.
This site has been chosen because it receives undisturbed wind flow with strong, consistent wind speeds near the existing electrical grid.
Thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Renewable Energy Target, Victoria is expected to see an estimated $9 billion of investment and around 11,000 jobs created over the life of the scheme.
This project is another step in helping Victoria achieve its renewable energy target of 25 per cent renewable energy production by 2020 and 40 per cent by 2025.
The Rifle Butts WEF Project is expected to create 120 jobs during construction. The project will also create up to four full time positions throughout operation of the facility.
Construction is anticipated to commence in early 2019.