Project

Rye Park Wind Farm

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Rye Park Wind Farm

Tilt Renewables is developing the Rye Park Wind Farm, which would be a 327 megawatt wind farm located 22 kilometres north of Yass and east of Boorowa, near the township of Rye Park. 

The wind farm would connect to the National Electricity Market through TransGrid’s 330 Kilovolt Yass to Gullen Range Line via a new 330kV connection substation. The wind farm is approved for up to 92 wind turbines with a maximum tip height of 157 meters, producing approximately 950 gigawatt hours of electricity per year. 

Key Dates

Nov 2021 Expected Construction Commencement
Nov 2023 Expected Construction Completion

Financing

The project is being developed and financed by Tilt Renewables.

PROJECT HISTORY

Jul 2017 The project received planning and environmental approvals.
Apr 2020 Tilt Renewables lodged the Rye park Wind Farm Modification Application to the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to reduce the number of turbines to 77 and increase the size of wind turbines to 200 metres.
Dec 2020 Tilt Renewables signed a 15-year contract with Newcrest gold mine in Western Australia for 55 per cent of the Rye Park Wind Farm's output.
Estimated Total Cost
(2020)
Sector
Energy
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
New South Wales |
Infrastructure Australia status
Not considered
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