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    Gunning Wind Farm

    The turbines are located on the privately-owned property ‘Walwa’, which is predominantly cleared pastoral land. The wind farm site continues to be used for grazing.

    The turbines are located on the privately owned property Walwa, which is predominantly cleared pastoral land. The wind farm site continues to be used for grazing.

     

    ACCIONA is committed to engaging with the local community surrounding the Gunning Wind Farm. We also acknowledge the importance and value of feedback (including both enquiries and complaints). We can be contacted via our free call community information hotline 1800 283 550.

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    General Information

    Project Configuration: 31 x 1.5MW turbines

    Capacity: 46.5 MW

    Completion date: May 2011

    Energy production: equivalent up to 36,000 homes annually

    Grid connection: new 132kV transmission line connecting to the existing 132kV Yass-Goulburn line

    CO2 emissions benefit: approximately 160,000 tonnes per annum

    Tip Height: 110m

    Project value: $147M AUD

    Project location: Gunning, NSW, 70 km north-east of Canberra

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    Latest Project News

    We are excited to announce the successful recipients of the 2020 Gunning Wind Farm Sponsorship Program. More than $43,000 of grant funding was awarded to 11 community groups and organisations in the local area, in support of their projects and initiatives. For more information about the program and this year’s successful applicants, please click here.

    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. For more information about our shared benefits approach for each of our projects, click here.

    The Gunning Wind Farm Shared Benefits Program comprises of several components:

     

    1. Community Benefit Fund: Approximately $32,000  annually, supported by the Gunning Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund Advisory Group
    2. Sponsorship Program: Approximately $10,000 annually. This is an annual sponsorship of local community groups and not for profits, determined through an application process that is open from January-April each year. For more information about the Sponsorship Program, please click here.
    3. Scholarship Program: One-off annual scholarship of $5,000 awarded to a student seeking to undertake tertiary studies that will be of benefit to their community. There is focus on students who are exemplary community members, with preference given to those pursuing studies in the fields of engineering, agriculture, and science. For more information on the scholarship program, please click here.

     For more information about our other community engagement and benefit initiatives, click here.


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