Golden Plains Wind Farm – East

Project Overview

Golden Plains Wind Farm – East commenced construction in 2023. The project involves the establishment of the first stage of a wind energy facility including 122 wind turbines and associated electrical infrastructure to the west, south and south-west of Rokewood. Rokewood is a small rural town in the Shire of Golden Plains located approximately 60 km north-west of Geelong.  

Project Owner

Tag Energy (85%) and Ingka Group (15%)

Construction Commencement

January 2023

Construction Period

Estimated 3 years

Number of Turbines

122 Vestas V162-6.2 MW wind turbines

Installed Capacity

756 MW

Homes Powered

450,000

Hub Height

149 m

Tip Height

230 m

Rotor Diameter

162 m

This image represents the location for all 122 wind turbines that are located in the Eastern stage of the project.

Golden Plains Wind Farm East Development Timeline

2005 – 2015

Pre-Feasibility & Wind Monitoring

  • Landholder Commitment & Option Agreement.
  • Site Boundary Confirmed.
  • Wind Monitoring.
  • Indicative Turbine Layout.

2016 – 2017

Project Feasibility

  • Optimisation of Turbine Layout.
  • Environmental Studies.
  • Planning Studies.
  • Grid Studies
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Visual Impact Studies.

2017 – 2018

Environment & Planning Approval

  • Planning Permit Application.
  • Community Consultation.
  • Environmental Referrals.
  • Environment Effect Statement.

2018 – 2022

Detailed Design & Securing Finance

  • Design & Drawings.
  • Project Costing.
  • Securing Investment.
  • Pre-construction approvals.
  • Grid connection agreement.

2023 – 2051

Construction & Operation

  • Ground Breaking.
  • Civil & Electrical Works.
  • Turbine Installation & Commissioning.