About the Project
Diapur Wind Farm has an output of 7.4 MW and is connected to the existing 22 kV electricity network via the Nhill substation in western Victoria. It consists of two Vestas V150 4.0 MW turbines that have a rotor diameter of 150m, a tip height of 200m and will produce the equivalent energy usage of around 6000 households.
Construction of the project was undertaken in 2020 by turbine supplier Vestas and balance of plant contractor Consolidated Power Projects. The grid connection 22kV line works were undertaken by Powercor through the course of 2021 with full operation commencing late 2021.
The wind farm site is located approximately 3km south of the township of Diapur in Western Victoria. The surrounding area is primarily used for cropping and grazing. This site has been chosen because it has strong, consistent wind
The planning application was lodged in September 2017 and following the assessment by the Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning, the Minister issued the Planning Permit (PA1700251) in March 2018. Amendments to the permit were granted in April 2020 for the procured turbine model and in July 2021 for the installation of a meteorological mast on site.