Blayney: new wind farm proposed, local co-op to buy one turbine

Blayney, in the central western region of NSW, has been home to a wind farm since 2000, when the Blayney wind farm opened at Lake Carcoar, at the time being the largest wind farm in Australia. The 15 turbines have a rating of 9.9 MW in total. Wind farm developer Infigen is proposing a new wind farm for Blayney, with 40 larger, modern turbines. A co-operative has been formed to buy one of the turbines for the local community. The Central Western Daily has run several articles, highlighting the views of local opponents, the outcomes of a public meeting called … Continue reading Blayney: new wind farm proposed, local co-op to buy one turbine

‘Wind’s $10 million local injection’

The following comes from the Yass Tribune. The Clean Energy Council’s Policy Director Russell Marsh has welcomed figures released by energy company Suzlon, which show around $10 million was spent on local suppliers in Bungendore and the surrounding region during the construction of the Capital Wind Farm. Suzlon was responsible for the sourcing and construction of turbines for the wind farm, and the company says the large amount of investment directed into the local area shows the strong community benefits from such projects. Suzlon worked closely with a group called the Industry Capability Network to ensure local suppliers and services … Continue reading ‘Wind’s $10 million local injection’