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    Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm

    Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm is located 25 kilometres east of Colac and 17km west of Winchelsea in the Colac Otway Shire on Victoria’s Western Plains. The wind farm has been constructed around the southern and western sides of Mt Gellibrand itself. These open and partly elevated plains make the site an ideal location for a wind farm.

    ACCIONA is committed to engaging with the local community surrounding the Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm project. 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, by email at mtgellibrand@acciona.com, or by post PO Box 24110, Melbourne VIC 3001. A copy of the Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm Complaint and Evaluation Process can be found here.

     

    For copies of the latest Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm newsletter please click here.

    General information

    Project Configuration: 44 x AW3,000 3MW turbines

    Start of Active Construction: Early 2017

    Construction Completion Date: End 2018

    Capacity: Up to 132 MW

    Energy Production: Equivalent up to 90,000 households

    Project Value: Approximately $258 million

    Tip Height: 150 metres

     

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    Benefits

    The Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm brings significant economic activity and benefits to the Colac region:

    • The project provides a substantial additional economic focus in the Colac Otway Shire, independent of, but complementary to ongoing agricultural, forestry, light industry, tourism and service activities of the shire.
    • Generated a construction peak workforce of 100-150 jobs.
    • Provides approximately 10 ongoing full time equivalent positions on site.
    • Delivers a diversified income for host landowners.
    • Provides a substantial increase in Colac Otway shire’s rates base.
    • Clean energy equivalent to the consumption of around 90,000 homes annually.
    • Establishment of a Shared Benefits Program to strategically deliver added value to the local region for the operational life of the project.

    Sponsorship

    As part of our commitment to supporting local communities, ACCIONA is inviting community groups to apply for sponsorship funding for projects and events in 2020. Funding will be available to assist local community groups who make a difference by enhancing the social well being and/or improving environmental educational, cultural or economic outcomes of the local community.

    To apply for sponsorship funding, please find electronic application form here and email to mtgellibrand@acciona.comApplications close 27 March 2020.

     

    Scholarship

    ACCIONA through the Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm Shared Benefits Program is able to provide a one-time scholarship of up to $5000 for a student wishing to undertake study that will benefit the communities in which they live. Preference will be given to those studying engineering, science or agricultural based courses. The scholarship program is open to all students from the Colac Otway Shire area, who have recently completed high school, and are wishing to enter into further study at TAFE or University in 2020.

    To apply for the Scholarship program, please find electronic application form here and email to mtgellibrand@acciona.com. Applications for funding in 2020 close on Friday 27th March 2020.

     

    Key Features

    ACCIONA obtained final Development Plan approval from the State Government in 2012, allowing construction to commence. In July 2016, ACCIONA successfully won the tender held by the Victorian State Government for the purchase of green energy certificates linked to renewable energy generated in Victoria.

    Following on from this, construction commenced in April 2017. Civil, substation and electrical works are now all complete, laying the groundwork for commissioning and operations. The first electricity generation was achieved in June 2018, producing green energy for Victorian households. 

    If you would like to see the construction of Mt Gellibrand Wind farm click here.

    If you are interested in acquiring energy from the Mt Gellibrand wind farm, please find more information on corporate PPA's here.

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