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Flat Rocks Wind Farm Stage 1 Project, Australia

Flat Rocks Wind Farm Stage 1 Project, Australia

In development

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About the project

Flat Rocks Wind Farm Stage 1 Project

The Flat Rocks Wind Farm Stage 1 Project will consist of the construction and operation of 18 wind turbines and the related civil and electrical infrastructure. The farm project site spans the shires of Kojonup and Broomehill-Tambellup, in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia and is currently in the pre-construction planning phase. 

The construction of the Flat Rock Wind Farm Stage 1 has an investment value of over $200 million. The estimated construction timeframe for the plant is expected to be approximately 18 months while the plant's operational life is estimated at approximately 30 years.

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Technology

Wind

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Status

In development

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Capacity

Approximately 76 MW 

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Energy production

Approximately 315 GWh/year

Timeline

Milestones

Community benefits and impacts

Enel Green Power is committed to a Creating Shared Value (CSV) approach during the construction and operation of the Project. EGP intends to work closely with the local community to enhance the economic and social conditions in the local area and proactively share benefits within the local community.

EGP is also committed to local sourcing throughout the Project’s operational and construction phases, where feasible. It’s expected that the project will create significant local employment and supply opportunities during construction, with approximately 120 construction staff anticipated to be on site during construction peaks and approximately 5 - 10 locally based operational and maintenance staff for the operational phase. EGP will work closely with the main contractors to identify capability and capacity in the local area and maximize opportunities for local contractors and suppliers to take part in the project through goods and services provision to both the project site and workforce. 

The project will have some impacts on the local area during the construction period, including an increase in traffic in the area and movement of oversize turbine components on local roads to the project site. Environmental, noise and construction impacts have been assessed by the relevant regulators during the planning phase of the project. The planning approval sets out conditions for the project, including management plans. Management systems will be in place to ensure compliance with all conditions.

Project Approvals

The Flat Rocks Wind Farm Project was developed by Moonies Hill Energy (MHE), a Western Australian based integrated renewable energy developer. EGP acquired the project from MHE in early 2022.

The relevant Development Approvals for the Flat Rocks Wind Farm have been obtained from the Kojonup and Broomehill-Tambellup Shire Councils. The Approvals set out conditions that must be complied with in undertaking the development. The conditions cover construction, operation, decommissioning, and administrative matters. To enable optimum development and efficient operation, several amendments to the Project Approvals have been obtained, with the most recent amendments secured from the relevant consent authorities in late 2021.

Contact Us

Do you have any questions? We want to hear from you. If you have any inquiry about the project please contact flatrockswindfarm@enel.com. For other questions please enter your information below and we will be in touch shortly. 

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Contacts

General Enquiries

Local stakeholder and community enquiries

Sunny Rutherford, Head of Communication and Institutional Affairs – Enel Green Power Australia

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