Project

Uungula Wind Farm

PROJECT STATUS
Detailed Planning
Uungula Wind Farm

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.

Key Dates

Sep 2021 Expected Construction Commencement
Jul 2023 Expected Construction Completion

Financing

The project is being developed and financed by CWP Renewables.

PROJECT HISTORY

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.
Estimated Total Cost
(2021)
Sector
Energy
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
New South Wales |
Infrastructure Australia status
Not considered
Resources
Project website
Uungula Wind Farm