Bulgana Green Power Hub taking shape as wind turbines completed
Published on 13 August 2019
Bulgana Green Power Hub taking shape as wind turbine construction is completed
The Bulgana Green Power Hub continues to take shape, with all 56 wind turbines now constructed and in place, and the demobilising of plant equipment from the site to occur over the next two to three weeks.
Once the plant has been removed, there will be a significant reduction of traffic movement on the roads surrounding the wind farm. Road maintenance will then be a high priority for both council and the Bulgana Wind Farm, who will work together to make sure that work is completed to a satisfactory standard.
Testing of the wind turbines will then commence in the not too distant future, which council will provide updates on once made aware.
Developer and owner of the power hub, Neoen said, "Neoen are proud to be partnering with the Northern Grampians Shire and the State of Victoria to deliver the Bulgana Green Power Hub."
"The long-term sustainable benefits to Western Victoria and in particular Stawell, will be unprecedented in scale among Australian renewable projects.”
Commissioning of the Bulgana Wind Farm is hoped for mid-October, which will then kick start the next steps of the Bulgana Green Power Hub transforming into the Nectar Farms glasshouse, which is currently awaiting the first stage building permit from council.
Mayor of Northern Grampians Shire Council, Cr Kevin Erwin said, “It’s very exciting to see the next stage of the project completed with all wind turbines now constructed.”
“Neoen have been really great to work with throughout the whole process and we look forward to the upcoming commissioning of the Bulgana Wind Farm later this year.”
The $120,000 Bulgana Wind Farm Community Fund is also still taking applications from community groups to fund their projects. More info on the fund and application process can be found at https://www.ngshire.vic.gov.au/EngagiNG/Bulgana-Green-Power-Hub-BGPH/Community-Fund