Hills of Gold Wind Farm


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Hills of Gold Wind Farm

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STATUS: Credibly proposed
SECTOR: Energy
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Scope

The Hills of Gold Wind Farm is a proposed wind farm development 8km south-east of Nundle, New South Wales, with expected generation capacity of up to 420 megawatts.

The project will involve the construction and operation of:
- up to 70 wind turbines, each with a generating capacity of up to 6 megawatts per unit
- a 33kV/330kV onsite substation connecting to the existing 330kV TransGrid Liddell to Tamworth overhead transmission line network via a dedicated transmission line from the wind farm, and
- planned upgrades to local roads and waterway crossings.

Once constructed, the wind farm is expected to supply up to 1,100 gigawatt hours per annum.



Key Dates

2022: Construction expected to commence



Project History

Nov 2020: ENGIE Australia and New Zealand acquired the project and indicated the Environmental Impact Statement was under development.

Nov 2018: NSW DPIE declared the project a State Significant Development and issued environmental assessment requirements.

Last reviewed: 30/11/2020

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