Wind Projects

Winchelsea

Future Energy secured a Planning Permit for the 14 turbine (28 MW) Winchelsea Wind Farm from the local Surf Coast Shire Council in February 2008.

The permit was obtained on behalf International Power (Australia) Pty Ltd, the company proposing to construct and operate the wind farm at the time. To date International Power has not progressed the construction of this facility.

Environmental Benefits    
Clean energy produced per year   Approx 85,000 MWh
Number of households supplied   Over 16,000
Greenhouse gas abatement per year   85,000 tonnes CO2
Number of cars off the road   Over 19,000
Equivalent number of trees planted   Over 126,000
     
Specifications    
Turbines   14 x 2 MW wind turbines
Rated Capacity   28 MW
Energy generated annually   85,000 MWh
     
Approvals    
Permit   Granted subject to VCAT hearing
Fauna   Study completed
Flora   Assessment completed
Noise   Assessment completed
Heritage   Assessment completed
Visual amenity   Assessment completed
     
Wind resource    
Average wind speed   ca. 7.5 m/sec
Source   On-site monitoring