Summary – Victoria's Wind Energy Industry

Last updated 26 October 2018

Status Wind Energy Capacity (MW)
Major operating wind farms 1,733.4
Approved wind farms (not operational) Up to 1,224.9
Planning Permit Application lodged with Minister for Planning (permit process underway) 1,445.8
Under Construction 1,580.4
TOTAL 5,984.5

Major Operating Wind Farms (over 1 MW)

Wind farm Operator Commissioned Number of generators Maximum power (MW) Location
Ararat RES Australia May 2017 75 240 10 km north east of Ararat
Bald Hills Infrastructure Capital Group May 2015 52 106 20 km south east of Inverloch
Cape Bridgewater- Portland Wind Energy Project (Stage 2) Pacific Hydro (State Power Investment Corporation) October 2009 29 58 20 km west of Portland
Cape Nelson North and Cape Sir William Grant – Portland Wind Energy Project (Stage 4) Pacific Hydro (State Power Investment Corporation) February 2015 23 47 Near Portland
Cape Nelson South – Portland Wind Energy Project (Stage 3) Pacific Hydro (State Power Investment Corporation) July 2009 22 44 5 km south west of Portland
Challicum Hills Pacific Hydro (State Power Investment Corporation) August 2003 35 52.5 15 km east of Ararat
Chepstowe Future Energy Pty Ltd April 2015 3 6.1 30 km west of Ballarat
Codrington Pacific Hydro (State Power Investment Corporation) 2001 14 18.2 25 km west of Port Fairy
Coonooer Bridge Windlab March 2016 6 19.8 23 km north of St Arnaud
KiataWindlabDec 201793110km south east of Nhill
Leonards Hill Hepburn Wind July 2011 2 4.1 10 km south of Daylesford
Macarthur Malakoff Corporation Berhad and H.R.L. Morrison & Co January 2013 140 420 16 km east of Macarthur
MaroonaFuture EnergyMar 201827.218 km south west of Ararat
Mortons Lane China Guangdong Nuclear Wind Energy Company May 2012 13 19.5 25 km east of Hamilton
Mount GellibrandAcciona EnergyCurrently Underway4413225 km east of Colac
Mount Mercer Meridian Energy September 2014 64 131 30 km south of Ballarat
Oaklands Hill AGL Energy Ltd April 2012 32 63 45 km north east of Hamilton
Salt CreekTilt RenewablesJun 2018155010 km north of Mortlake
Toora Ratch Australia 2002 12 21 8 km east of Foster
Waubra Acciona Energy 2009 128 192 35 km north west of Ballarat
Wonthaggi Regional Wind Farms 2005 6 12 3 km from Wonthaggi
Yaloak SouthPacific Hydro (State Power Investment Corporation)2018142914 km south of Ballan
Yambuk - Portland Wind Energy Project (Stage 1) Pacific Hydro (State Power Investment Corporation) May 2007 20 30 20 km west of Port Fairy
TOTAL    1,733.4 

Approved Wind Farms (Not Operational)

Proposal Proponent Number of generators Maximum power (MW) Location


Berrimal Acciona Energy 24 72 30 km north west of St Arnaud Sep 2014  
Berrybank Global Power Generation Australia 43 180 60 km south west of Ballarat Aug 2010 Feb 2018
Cherry Tree Infigen Energy 16 48 15 km south east of Seymour Nov 2013  
Diapur (formerly Nhill)Bayware3919 km west of NhillAug 2018 
Dundonnell Tilt Renewables 80 336 23 km north east of Mortlake Jun 2016 Dec 2017
Hawkesdale Global Power Generation Australia26104 35 km north of Port Fairy. Aug 2008 Jan 2018
Mortlake South Acciona Energy 35157.5 5 km south of Mortlake Oct 2010 Apr 2017
Rifle ButtsNewEn13404 km west of Wonwondah NorthMay 2018 
Ryan Corner Global Power Generation Australia56224 10 km north of Port Fairy Aug 2008 Jan 2018
Woolsthorpe Wind Farm Developments Up to 20 46 16 km north of Warrnambool Apr 2008 May 2017
JungBayware28.420 km north of HorshamOct 2018 
TOTAL  1,244.9   

Planning Permit Applications Lodged with Minister for Planning (Permit Process Underway)

Proposal Proponent New Permit or Amendment to Existing Permit Number of generators Maximum power (MW) Location
AlbertonSynergy WindNew341156 km south of Yarram
FergusonBayWareAmendment310.89.5 km north of Princetown
Golden PlainsWest WindNew228800Immediately south of Rokewood
InverleighWind Farm DevelopmentsNew1676.87 km South of Inverleigh
Mount FyansWoolnorth Wind FarmsNew854004 km north of Mortlake
TOTAL   1,445.8 

Under Construction

Proposal Proponent Number of generators Maximum power (MW) Location
BulganaNeoen5619420 km north of Ararat
CrowlandsPacific Hydro (State Power Investment Corporation)397920 km north east of Ararat
Lal Lal (Elaine and Yendon)Macquarie Capital6021625 km south of Ballarat
MooraboolGoldwind Australia10732125-30 km south east of Ballarat
Murra WarraRES Australia116429 (Stage 1 under construction - 61 turbines, 226 MW)25 km north of Horsham
Stockyard HillGoldwind Australia14953035 km west of Ballarat
Timboon WestBayWare27.28 km north of Peterborough
YawongBayWare27.215 km north east of St Arnaud
TOTAL  1,580.4 

This publication may be of assistance to you but the State of Victoria and its employees do not guarantee that the publication is without flaw of any kind or is wholly appropriate for your particular purposes and therefore disclaims all liability for any error, loss or other consequence which may arise from you relying on any information in this publication. It should also be noted that generally, wind farm proponents assess whether to proceed with projects after planning approval is received. The timing of construction and commissioning for each approved project is determined by the private sector developers, and depends on a range of factors, including availability of finance. A number of approved wind farm projects do not proceed with construction and commissioning because of variations in market conditions, altered financial factors, or reduced forecasts of returns from the proposed investment.

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