White Rock Wind Farm Overview
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 NSW Government has approved construction and operation of up to 119 wind turbines and the project is being constructed in stages. The turbine model installed for Stage 1 of the project is the Goldwind 121 2.5MW which has an approximate 89.5m hub height and 150m tip height. For more details around the turbines installed on site during Stage 1, see here.
Stage 1 of the project consists of 70 turbines, producing 175 MW of clean renewable electricity which is enough to power 75,000 homes annually. Stage 1 of the wind farm is now operational.
Stage 2 of the project will consist of up to 48 turbines, producing up to 202 MW of clean renewable electricity. It is anticipated that construction of Stage 2 will commence construction in late 2018.
The project will have significant local benefits during the construction period, with investment in the local economy. The White Rock Wind Farm Local Business Participation Program is the key initiative to identify capability and capacity in the local community and maximise opportunities for local subcontractors and suppliers to participate in the project.
White Rock Wind Farm Pty Ltd (WRWFPL) (ACN 153 592 173) is the proponent and is jointly owned by China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group Wind-Power Corporation (CECWPC) and Goldwind.
Initial development of the project was undertaken by Epuron. In 2014, Goldwind acquired WRWFPL from Epuron. In 2016, CECWPC acquired 75% interest in WRWFPL with Goldwind retaining a 25% interest.
Please contact us if you have any questions or comments on the project.