White Rock Wind Farm is located in the New England Tablelands approximately 20km west of Glen Innes and 40km east of Inverell. The wind farm is located at the junctions of the Glen Innes, Inverell and Guyra Shires. The wind farm is south of the Gwydir Highway.
The NSW Government has approved construction and operation of up to 119 wind turbines. This would result in over 300 MW of renewable electricity being generated depending on the turbine model selected. For more details around the turbines installed on site during stage one, see here.
Stage 1 of the project will consist of 70 turbines, producing 175 MW of clean renewable electricity which is enough to power 75,000 homes annually. Construction of Stage 1 commenced in May 2016 and the wind farm will be operational in the latter half of 2017.
Please contact us if you have any questions or comments on the project.
White Rock Wind Farm switches on turbines
The first turbines at White Rock Wind Farm have now been connected to TransGrid’s network and are producing electricity. NSW transmission network operator and manager TransGrid, along with sub-contractor Zinfra, designed, constructed and commissioned White Rock Wind Farm’s 132/33kV substation and transmission line to connect the project to the NSW transmission network and the National Electricity Market.
For a full media release please see here.
Transportation of wind turbine components via Ben Lomond access route
A further route option for over-size vehicles is now being used for access to the southern parts of the project site.
The route is approximately 32km from New England Highway to Kelleys Road, Maybole. The route exits the New England Highway to the north of Llangothlin and continues approximately 13km on Ben Lomond Road then on Maybole Road for a further 19 km before turning into Kelleys Road. It crosses three Local Government Areas, Glen Innes Severn, Inverell and Armidale.
These permitted and fully escorted loads will follow a set route and schedule. For more details, including the indicative delivery schedule and the site access route map near Glen Innes, please see here.