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    Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm

    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 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.

    General Information

    Project Configuration
    44 x ACCIONA Windpower 3MW turbines
    Capacity
    up to 132 MW
    Completion date
    End 2018
    Energy production
    equivalent up to 90,000 households
    Grid connection
    connected to the 66kV Powercor Terang-Geelong transmission line via a new terminal station
    CO2 emissions benefit
    approximately 412,000 tonnes annually
    Tip Height
    150m 
    Project value
    $258M AUD
    Project location
    south-west Victoria, approximately 25 kilometres east of Colac and 17 kilometres west of Winchelsea

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    Latest Project News

    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! 

    Community Benefits

    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

     

    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 Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm Shared Benefits Program comprises of approximately $80,000 annually, shared between two initiatives:

    1. Sponsorship Program: Annual sponsorship of local community groups and not for profits, determined through an application process that is open from January-April each year.Sponsorship at the Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm is determined in consultation with a Committee of community representatives. For more information about the Sponsorship Program, please click here.

    2. 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. 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.

     

    Documentation and Management Plans

    Complaint and Evaluation Process

    Cultural Heritage Management Plan

    Bushfire Mitigation Plan

    Electrical Line Management Plans

     

     

    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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