The $77 million Kiata Wind Farm has been officially opened in Western Victoria and will power more than 20,000 households, with another six clean energy projects underway or proposed in the area.
Kiata’s nine towers were made by Australia’s largest wind tower manufacturer Keppel Prince.
It is one of four large-scale, renewable energy generators for Victoria — the others being the 132MW Mount Gellibrand wind farms and the 100MW Bannerton Solar Park and 38MW Numurkah Solar Farm.
The Renewable Certificate Purchasing Initiative supports the Victorian Government’s renewable energy and climate change targets by bringing around 300MW of new renewable energy generation into the grid – driving down prices and helping secure the state’s energy supply.
Wilson Transformer Company – the largest Australian-owned and based manufacturer – supplied the transformers for the farm.
There are six more renewable energy projects underway or proposed in the area including Stockyard Hill, Lal Lal, Moorabool, Dundonnell, Murra Warra and the Bulgana Green Power Hub – Stawell Nectar Farms.
The projects will help the Victorian Government achieve its renewable energy targets of 25 per cent renewable energy production by 2020 and 40 per cent by 2025.