BayWa r.e has completed construction on two new wind farms in Timboon West and Yawong, Victoria.
The project sites are amongst the windiest in the state of Victoria and each consist of two Vestas V126 3.6MW turbines, stretching up to 150m tall at the tip of the blade.
Together, the wind farms represent the next stage of BayWa r.e.’s wind energy plans in Australia, and with a capacity of 14.4MW, will produce enough clean energy to power 9000 Australian homes.
David Shapero, Managing Director of BayWa r.e. Wind, said, “We’re thrilled to have the first wind farms in our project pipeline for Australia fully operational and generating renewable energy in such a short space of time.”
The wind farms will be sold together with 15-year O&M contracts with Vestas in place, and PPAs secured to sell 100 per cent of the power to Alinta Energy.
BayWa r.e. will continue to be part of the projects as it provides ongoing commercial and technical management of the wind farms through its team in Melbourne.
With three further wind farms expected to be fully operational by Summer 2020, this is just the start of BayWa r.e’s future plans for wind energy in Australia. Ferguson and Diapur Wind Farms and the Jung Wind and Solar Hybrid project are all on track for construction to commence later in 2019.