One of Epuron’s smaller projects, the proposed Conroy’s Gap Wind Farm is to be located in the Yass region of NSW, and achieved development consent in 2007. The project comprises 15 turbines and a maximum capacity of 30 Megawatts, together with the related electrical connections and other infrastructure. It is located adjacent to the proposed Yass Valley Wind Farm.
Epuron was responsible for the development of the project from green-field through to development consent before transferring the site to Origin Energy in December 2007. In 2012, Epuron purchased the project back from Origin and placed orders for the proposed wind turbines for the project.
Epuron is now finalising the wind farm layout to reflect the choice of wind turbines, and will shortly commence the grid connection application process with Transgrid.
The Conroy’s Gap proposal site is located on farmland north and south of Black Range Road, approximately 17 kilometres west of Yass, New South Wales. The site extends over around 7 kilometres, oriented in a north-south direction and is entirely located in the Yass Valley Local Government Area.
The proposed wind farm location is characterised by undulating to hilly terrain, with broken, generally north-south oriented ridgelines. There are no major watercourses present at the subject site. Several small or intermittent watercourses drain the site northwards to the Jugiong Creek system and south to Lake Burrinjuck. There is little natural tree cover, particularly in lowland areas.
The tenure of land at the subject site is private freehold. The land is currently used for commercial agriculture (sheep and cattle grazing) and farm residences. The proposal would directly involve four properties.