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True Blew Wind Farm

About the Project

The proposed True Blew wind farm near Hay in NSW will have an installed capacity of up to 1000MW that will generate clean green renewable energy to power 500,000 homes. A battery facility on site will allow for the capture and storage of dispatchable energy.

The power generated either direct from the turbines or released from battery storage will feed into the electricity grid via the proposed Project EnergyConnect transmission line. 

The project includes 170 wind turbines, with a maximum blade-tip height of 300m above the ground. 

During the scoping report and environmental impact statement preparation phase, technical studies will be undertaken and their outcomes as well as community input will inform the wind farm design. 

Benefits

  • Diversifying the local economy.
  • A community benefit fund.
  • 400 jobs during construction, 40 jobs during operation. 
  • Business opportunities for local suppliers.
  • Economic multiplier effect for local economy.  
  • Significant investment in local infrastructure.
  • Renewable energy to power 500,000 homes.

Project Location

The proposed wind farm site is 55km southeast of Hay on grazing land that lies within the Hay Shire, Edward River and Murrumbidgee council areas. It is inside the NSW Government's Southwest Renewable Energy Zone.

While the site is yet to be exactly determined it takes in an area mostly east of the Jerilderie, North Boundary and Willurah roads junction, on grazing land either side of the Balranald to Darlington Point transmission line, and south of the Oolambeyan National Park.

Project Development

The project is in the very early stages of development and plans include:

  • Internal access roads and upgrades to existing access roads, and access points from public roads.
  • Hardstand and laydown area used for wind turbine installation and storage of wind turbine components. 
  • Power infrastructure providing connection to the Project EnergyConnect transmission line.
  • Temporary and permanent meteorological monitoring masts.
  • Operations and maintenance building.
  • Temporary infrastructure including construction compound and site office buildings, storage areas and concrete batching plants. 

Community Engagement 

We will be engaging with the community during phases of development, providing information sessions and opportunities for community feedback.

Our first in-person community information sessions will be held in Coleambally on Wednesday 18 May, 5pm-8pm at The Coffee Nest Cafe and in Hay the following evening, Thursday 19 May, 5pm-8pm at the Hay War Memorial Hall. Drop by for a chat and a coffee.

Please also take a few minutes to complete our community survey.

Feedback and expressions of interest can always be made at trueblew-windfarm(at)baywa-re.com

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