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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

Completion Date: Late 2018

Capacity: Up to 132 MW

Energy Production: Equivalent up to 60,000 households

Project Value: Approximately $258 million

Tip Height: 150 metres

 

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. 

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 60,000 homes annually.
  • Establishment of a Shared Benefits Program to strategically deliver added value to the local region for the operational life of the project.

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

 

Would your community group benefit from a Scholarship grant? 

As part of our commitment to supporting local communities, the ACCIONA Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm Shared Benefits Program is inviting local community groups to apply for a grant in 2019.
Sponsorship application forms can be accessed here.
Applications close on Friday 12 April 2019.
For more information please call our community information hotline 1800 283 550 or send an enquiry to mtgellibrand@acciona.com.

Education Scholarship

Are you planning to commence tertiary studies in 2019? ACCIONA is now taking scholarship applications.
ACCIONA through its Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm shared benefits program is providing a scholarship of up to $5000 for a local student commencing tertiary studies in 2019.
Scholarship application forms can be accessed here.
Applications close on Friday 29th March 2019. For more information, please call our toll free community hotline number on 1800 283 550.

 

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