Oaklands Hill Wind Farm

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Windlab used its WindScapeTM mapping technology to identify the project in 2004. Windlab compeleted the development initially with Investec Bank and later with AGL.  Windlab supplied the site along with the wind enginerring expertise and key support for the planning process.  AGL took theproject to financial close in October 2009.  The AGL Oaklands Hill Wind Farm will generate enough clean, green energy during periods of peak demand to power approximately 35,000 average Australian households per year, with a greenhouse gas emission savings of over 185,000 tonnes per annum.

Project details

Location In the Southern Grampians Shire, approximately 3km South of Glenthompson
Land type The area is predominantly used for sheep and cattle grazing.
Number of turbines 32 wind turbine generators
Total generation capacity 67.2 MW
Project cost Over $A175 m to construct
Low emissions contribution Contribute to the Australian and Victorian renewable energy targets

Project summary

The site was identified by Windlab Limited in 2005.  A 50m wind monitoring mast was installed in 2005 in order to accurately measure wind speed and direction in the area. A further 2 masts of 60 and 80m were later installed. The combined results confirmed the initial WindScapeTM mapping

After 12 months of data were collected from the wind monitoring mast various pre-feasibility studies in the area began.

The AGL Oaklands Hill Wind Farm project has undergone a robust development process resulting in a planning permit issued in 2008.

AGL commenced construction in mid 2010 with completion scheduled for early 2012.

For more information, please visit http://agl.com.au/oaklandshill/