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Stockyard Hill

Stockyard Hill Wind Farm is a wind farm project in Victoria (Australia).

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  • Area:114.788 km2
  • Elevation:325 m
  • Population:49
  • Local Government Area:Pyrenees Shire Council

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Stockyard Hill Wind Farm is a wind farm project in Victoria (Australia). As of June 2020, 1 of a planned 149 turbines was operational and connected to the grid. When it is fully commissioned, it is expected to produce up to 530MW, which would be Australia's largest wind farm. The development was initiated by Windpower Australia and bought by Origin Energy. In May 2017, Origin sold the development to Goldwind Australia for A$110 million and signed a power purchase agreement to buy the electricity and Renewable Energy Certificates for less than A$60/MWh.The facility is planned to have 149 wind turbines at a site approximately 35 km west of Ballarat between Beaufort and Skipton. The forecast cost is A$900 million (US$750 million)In December 2009, the original plan for 242 turbines, the plan was changed to only have 157 turbines. The Victorian minister of planning approved the 157 turbines, in October 2010.In 2013 Origin contemplated selling the project before production would have begun, but decided to continue the project.Construction commenced in May 2018 on a design that has 149 wind turbines. The Goldwind 3S turbines have a capacity of 3.57 MW, with a hub height of 110 metres, tip height of 180 metres, and rotor diameter of 140 metres. The farm is projected to generate 1900 GWh of energy annually, at a corresponding capacity factor of about 40.9%. Origin Energy has a power purchase agreement to buy all electricity until 2030. # History # Weather # Things to do

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