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Silverton Wind Farm

Silverton Wind Farm has approval to construct 282 wind turbines in the Barrier Ranges near Silverton, 25 kilometres north of Broken Hill in far western New South Wales. The company also has "concept approval" for a further 316 turbines giving it a total potential of around 1,000 megawatts.

The project was initially developed by Epuron and the rights were purchased by AGL Energy in March 2012.

The Silverton project will be AGL's first wind farm development in New South Wales Construction of the wind farm is expected to begin in 2013.

In July 2013, AGL postponed work on he project because of uncertainty over Government policy. AGL stated that "this does not indicate reduced enthusiasm for the project". In February 2016, AGL announced that the project would go ahead "within weeks".

In July 2016, AGL sought approval to reduce the number of turbines from 282 to 172, saying that fewer turbines would be needed as a result of technological advances. Only about 60 turbines will be built in the first stage of the project. The company expected that the tender process for construction of the first phase would be completed n the first half of 2017.

In December 2017, the project was sold to the Powering Australian Renewables Fund, which AGL part-owns. The wind farm will continue to be operated by AGL.

Construction began in May 2017 with the first stage was expected to be operational in mid-2018 with the first two turbines having been switched on in May 2018.

Company: Powering Australian Renewables Fund

Capacity (MW): 300

Status: Under Construction

Start Year: 2018

Technology: Wind turbine

Fuel: Wind

No. of Turbines: 282

Source of Information: AGL web site (March 2012)

Location

  • McDougalls Well Road
    Silverton, New South Wales 2880
    Australia