Future Energy is currently engaged in the early planning phases of a proposed wind farm in Yallourn, Victoria. The township is located in the Latrobe Valley approximately 131 km south east of Melbourne.
The site, being cleared farming land, provides easy access for construction and minimum disruption to the local environment. If the wind farm goes ahead, all farming activity will continue unchanged.
All planning and feasibility studies for the proposal will be based on a wind farm of three (3) wind turbines. The total capacity will be approximately 6 megawatts with the energy being fed into the local electricity grid. The wind farm will produce enough energy for over 3,400 homes.
|Energy and Greenhouse benefits|
|Renewable energy production per annum||Approx 18,000 MWh|
|Equivalent number of households||3,400|
|Greenhouse gas abatement||18,000 tonnes CO2|
|Equivalent number of cars off the road||4,150|
|Equivalent number of trees planted||26,850|
|Turbines||3 x 2 MW wind turbines|
|Rated Capacity||6 MW|
|Energy generated annually||18,000 MWh p.a.|
|Fauna||Assessment in progress|
|Flora||Assessment in progress|
|Noise||Not yet commenced|
|Heritage||Not yet commenced|
|Landscape assessment||Not yet commenced|
|Average wind speed||Approx 7 m/s|