CWP Renewables have proposed the construction of a wind farm with a total output capacity of 400 megawatts (MW), including up to 97 wind turbines and associated infrastructure. The project would also include a 150 MW / 150 MW-hour battery energy storage facility.
The wind farm would be located approximately 14 kilometres east of Wellington, New South Wales, within the Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone.
|Sep 2021||Expected Construction Commencement|
|Jul 2023||Expected Construction Completion|
The project is being developed and financed by CWP Renewables.
|Jul 2011||The wind farm was first publicly announced.|
|Jul 2013||Environmental Assessment prepared for a site consisting of 249 turbines.|
|Jul 2018||Following review and feedback, the scope was revised to focus on the western region and remove 122 turbines from the proposal.|
|Jun 2019||A further eight wind turbines were removed from the design after stakeholder consultation.|
|Jan 2020||A further 12 turbines were removed from the scope, reducing the proposal to 'up to' 97 turbines.|
|May 2020||The State Significant Development (SSD) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) were put on public exhibition by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE), closing July 2020.|
|Jul 2020||The NSW DPIE requested the proponent respond to the submissions from exhibition.|
|May 2021||The project received planning approval from the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and was declared a State Significant Development.|