Project

Rye Park Wind Farm

PROJECT STATUS
Awarded
Rye Park Wind Farm

Tilt Renewables, part of PowAR, is developing the Rye Park Wind Farm, which would be a 396 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 330-kilovolt connection substation. The wind farm will comprise 66 wind turbines, each with a capacity of six megawatts and maximum tip height of 200 meters, producing approximately 1,188 gigawatt hours of electricity per year.

Key Dates

Sep 2021 Contract Award and Financial Close
Nov 2021 Expected Construction Commencement
2024 Expected Construction Completion

Financing

The project is being developed and financed by Tilt Renewables.

Procurement

Procuring Agency: The proponent, Tilt Renewables will lead procurement
Successful Tenderer: Vestas, Zeviron and Lumea
Procurement note:

The project will be delivered through a multi-contract structure:

  • Vestas will construct and maintain the wind turbines under a 30-year contract
  • Zeviron will deliver the electrical and civil balance of plant contract, and
  • Lumea will deliver the transmission connection to the National Electricity Market.

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 Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Newcrest to acquire 55 per cent of the Rye Park Wind Farm's output for use at its Cadia gold mine site, near Orange in NSW.
Aug 2021 Tilt Renewables’ Australian business was acquired by Powering Australian Renewables (PowAR) – which comprises QIC, the Future Fund and AGL Energy – last month.
Sep 2021 Tilt Renewables, part of PowAR, announced the project has reached financial close. The project will be delivered through a multi-contract structure, with Vestas to construct and maintain the wind turbines under a 30-year contract, Zenviron to deliver the electrical and civil balance of plant contract, and TransGrid’s Lumea to deliver the transmission connection to the National Electricity Market.
Estimated Total Cost
(2020)
Sector
Energy
Procurement approach
Other |
Location
New South Wales |
Infrastructure Australia status
Not considered
Resources
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