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.
Local community event to celebrate the final wind turbine component delivery to site
On Friday 25 August, the local community of Ben Lomond gathered at the Ben Lomond War Memorial Hall to watch the arrival of the final wind turbine components for White Rock Wind Farm.
The tower component was the last of seven hundred loads that have been transported to White Rock Wind Farm. See media release here.
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.