Collgar Wind Farm is the largest wind farm in Western Australia and is located 25 kilometres south-east of Merredin.
The wind farm is built over a land envelope of 18,000 hectares and includes 111 Vestas V90 wind turbines, which produce a total power production capacity of 222 MW, generating between 630-750 gigawatt hours (GWh) per year.
The project location was selected for its unique topography, world class wind resource, favourable community rapport and proximity to the power grid. Wind Power provides a natural, renewable source of energy and is playing an increasing role in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.
Prior to joining BGER, a member of our ESG Advisory team contributed to the environmental management and second tier approvals for the wind farm, which when it was first commissioned, almost doubled the level of renewable energy in the South West Interconnected System (SWIS) from five per cent to nine per cent.
Collgar Wind Farm generates and delivers clean, renewable electricity into the SWIS each year, thereby making a major contribution to WA’s greenhouse gas reductions. These reductions are equivalent to taking 210,000 cars off our roads or planting nine million trees.
Image courtesy of Collgar Renewables, copyright 2023