The Yawong Wind Farm is a two-turbine wind farm approximately 17 km north-west of St Arnaud in western Victoria, and only 20 minutes by road from our Ferguson project. The wind farm will have a capacity of 7.2 MW and will connect to the existing 22 kV electricity network in the area. The two Vestas V126 3.6 MW turbines will produce the equivalent energy usage of around 4,500 households.
The planning application was lodged with the Minister for Planning in March 2017, and was assessed against the Policy and Planning Guidelines for the Development of Wind Energy Facilities in Victoria. Following the assessment by the Department, the Minister issued Planning Permit No PA1700200 on 31 August 2017 to Yawong Wind Farm Pty Ltd. Work is currently under way to finalise supply and connection contracts and prepare for the construction of the wind farm which is expected to commence in Q2 of 2018.