The proposed White Rock Wind Farm is a major new wind farm proposal for Glen Innes in Northern NSW which Epuron has been actively developing since 2010. In July 2012 it received project approval from the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure and Epuron now aims to complete the grid connection studies and secure an agreement with one of the major electricity retailers to buy the electricity produced.
The proposed wind farm is located to the west of Glen Innes and east of Inverell, New South Wales, in the north-eastern corner of the New England Tablelands.
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.