The White Rock Wind Farm is located in the New England Tablelands approximately 20 km west of Glen Innes and about 500 km north of Sydney. The wind farm project received development approval for up to 119 turbines from the NSW government in July 2012. This approval followed detailed environmental assessment and consultation with the local community and other key stakeholders.
Epuron completed the sale of the White Rock Wind Farm project to Goldwind (Capital) Australia in 2014. Goldwind will complete the development of the wind farm and supply its state-of-art wind turbine generators for the project.
The project would involve the construction and operation of 119 wind turbines, together with the control and maintenance buildings, associated civil works and electrical infrastructure required to connect into the existing transmission network. The turbines would be placed along a series of contiguous ridgelines and surrounding hilltops. The proposed White Rock Wind Farm would produce enough clean renewable energy for 130,000 homes and save 754,000 tonnes of CO2e emissions per annum.
This project would directly involve approximately 16 properties that are currently used for agriculture and grazing purposes. These existing uses would continue with minimal interruption from the wind farm construction and operation.