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. In July 2016, the Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm was successful in the State Government’s RCPI tender, for the purchase of green energy certificates linked to renewable energy generated in Victoria.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
We are excited to announce the successful recipients of the 2020 Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm Wind Farm Sponsorship Program. 22 community groups from Colac, Irrewarra, Birregurra, Beeac and Wingeel have shared in more than $60,000 worth of grant funding so far this year. For more information about the program and successful applicants, please click here.
Our latest Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm fact sheet is available here.
For our latest Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm newsletter please click here.
Interested in the construction of the Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm? Watch the construction video below!
The Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm brings significant economic activity and benefits to the Colac region:
Diversified income for host landowners
Generated a peak construction workforce of 150 jobs
Provides 8 ongoing full-time positions on site for the life of the project (~20+ years)
Substantial additional economic focus in the Colac Otway Shire, complementary to ongoing agricultural, forestry, light industry, tourism, and service activities
Increased rates base for the Colac Otway Shire Council
A targeted Shared Benefits Program to strategically deliver added value to the local region for the operational life of the project
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 Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm Shared Benefits Program comprises of approximately $80,000 annually, shared between two initiatives:
For more information about our other community engagement and benefit initiatives, click here.
Cultural Heritage Management Plan
If you are interested in acquiring energy from the Mt Gellibrand wind farm, please find more information on corporate PPA's here.