AusNet Services is working with Goldwind and Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) to connect the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm to the National Electricity Market.
The Stockyard Hill Wind Farm is located 35 kilometres west of Ballarat, and will be the largest Wind Farm in the southern hemisphere.
Once operational, the wind farm will have a total capacity of around 530MW from 149 turbines – enough clean energy to power approximately 391,000 homes and save roughly 2 million tonnes of carbon emissions each year.
AusNet Services will build, own and operate approximately 70 kilometres of new 132kV transmission line and a new terminal station in Haunted Gully near Lismore.
The new transmission line traverses the rural communities of Skipton and Bradvale and terminates at the new Hunted Gully Terminal Station six kilometres south of Lismore.
Construction of the transmission line and terminal station is nearly complete, with remediation works set to continue into early 2020.
To find out more about the progress of the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm, visit the Stockyard Hill project webpage.
Please contact the project team if you have any questions or feedback regarding the construction of the transmission line or terminal station.
Phone: 1300 360 795
Above: Map of the powerline route