The Nhill Wind Farm is a three-turbine wind farm approximately 19km west of Nhill township in far western Victoria, very close to the South Australian border. The wind farm will have a capacity of up to 10.2 MW and will connect to the existing 22 kV electricity network in the area. The three 3.4 MW turbines will produce the equivalent energy usage of around 6000 households.
The planning application was lodged with the Minister for Planning in September 2017, and was assessed against the Policy and Planning Guidelines for the Development of Wind Energy Facilities in Victoria which sets standards and limits including the following:
- Sound compliance,
- Landscape impact,
- Shadow and flicker,
- Impact to Flora and Fauna,
- Impact to Cultural Heritage, and
- Electromagnetic Interference.
Following the assessment by the Department, the Minister issued Notice of Decision to Grant a Permit No PA1700251 on 08 March 2018.
For more information visit www.nhillwindfarm.com.au