Valley of the Winds

Harnessing nature’s energy to power the future

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The project

Project details

Valley of the Winds will capture the natural power of the wind flowing through the Coolah Valley in the central west region of NSW. Up to 148 wind turbines will generate enough clean renewable energy to power 697,000 homes.

Detailed project description

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Investment

Investment:

$1 billion

Jobs

Construction Jobs:

400

Jobs

Ongoing jobs:

up to 50

Wind turbines:

Approx 148

Generation capacity

Generation Capacity:

800 MW

Renewable energy

Renewable energy:

2,900 GWh a year

Number of homes supplied

Homes supplied:

697,000

Greenhouse gasses

CO2 reduction:

2m tonnes a year

Energy storage battery

Storage:

Potential for battery

Community

Community

The region’s agricultural connection with the land will continue side by side with renewable energy generation, bringing jobs and economic growth to the local area.

Working with the community

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Valley of the Winds location

Location

The project will be located in Central NSW around 5km south-west of the small rural township of Coolah. Approximately 148 wind turbines are being proposed across three clusters at Mount Hope, Girragulang Road and Leadville.

Detailed location information

Project timeline

Site Identification & Due Diligence

Complete

Technical Assessments

Complete

Environmental Planning Approval

Draft EIS published

Detailed Engineering

Commencement of Construction

News and updates

27 May 2022 Latest news

Media Release: ACEN Australia welcomes Valley of the Winds EIS

ACEN Australia has welcomed the release of the Valley of the Winds Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for public consultation. Read More

23 May 2022 Latest news

Valley of the Winds EIS on public exhibition

Members of the local community are being invited to review the Valley […] Read More

24 January 2022 Latest news

Drop by and meet the project team

Our latest Community Information Sessions will be held in early February in Coolah and Leadville.. Read More

15 September 2021 Project updates

Have your say via Social Impact Survey

Local community members are invited to take part in a short survey to help map any potential social impacts from the Valley of the Winds project. Read More

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