In December 2017, the Andrews Labor Government announced the signing of a 15-year support agreement with Neoen Australia to deliver the Bulgana Green Power Hub.
Bulgana Green Power Hub is located in the Wimmera region of central-western Victoria, about 200km north-west of Melbourne and 11km north-east of Stawell. The Hub will consist of a 194 megawatt (MW) wind farm and a 20MW/34 megawatt hour (MWh) battery to provide reliable and affordable renewable energy to a hydroponic glasshouse facility which will supply the vegetables into domestic and international markets. The remaining power generated by the Hub (around 85-90 per cent) will be fed directly into the national power grid.
This will drive a total expected investment of $665 million. Around 1,300 jobs are estimated to be created – including 270 direct ongoing jobs in the agricultural sector and 10 direct ongoing jobs in the renewable energy industry – all located in the Stawell region.
The project is being developed and operated by Neoen. For more information, please visit the Bulgana Green Power Hub page.
As part of the project, a $120,000 per annum Bulgana Wind Farm (BWF) Community Fund opened on the 16th of July 2018. The fund will provide financial support to community groups for projects that will benefit and strengthen Northern Grampians Shire. For more information, please visit the Northern Grampians Shire BWF Community Fund page.
The wind farm and battery are currently under construction and are planned to be operational during 2020.
Page last updated: 14/01/20