Bango wind farm
Country
  • Australia
Location
Coordinates34°34′S 148°47′E / 34.56°S 148.79°E / -34.56; 148.79Coordinates: 34°34′S 148°47′E / 34.56°S 148.79°E / -34.56; 148.79
StatusUnder construction
Construction began
  • August 2019
Owner(s)
Operator(s)
Wind farm
Type
Hub height
  • 120.9 m (397 ft)
Rotor diameter
  • 158 m (518 ft)
Power generation
Units under const.46 × 5.3 MW
Nameplate capacity
  • 244 MW
Annual net output
  • 748 GWh
External links
Websitebangowindfarm.com.au

Bango Wind Farm is a wind farm under construction in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is being developed by CWP Renewables between the towns of Yass and Boorowa.[1] Construction began in August 2019.[2]22 of the turbines have been erected and 10 of those are fully operational. [3] It is expected to be completed late in 2021.[4]

The wind farm consists of 46 wind turbines. They are GE turbines which generate up to 5.3 MW each, for a total rated capacity of 244 MW.[4] The wind farm has an offtake agreement with Snowy Hydro for 100MW of its generation.[2] It has another agreement to supply electricity to Woolworths to supply over 100 supermarkets.[5]

The tower for each wind turbine is 120.9 metres (397 feet) high. It is delivered and constructed in five sections. Once constructed, it has both a ladder and a lift from the entrance door to the nacelle.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Bango Wind Farm Assessment Report" (PDF). NSW Government - Planning & Environment. February 2008. Archived (PDF) from the original on 18 April 2021. Retrieved 8 August 2021.
  2. ^ a b Mazengarb, Michael (12 August 2019). "Huge Bango wind farm gets underway, to provide cheap power to Snowy Hydro". Renew Economy. Archived from the original on 8 August 2021. Retrieved 8 August 2021.
  3. ^ Vorrath, Sophie (1 October 2021). "Bango wind farm starts powering up, with 10 turbines fully operational". Renew Economy. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Bango Wind Farm, NSW". bangowindfarm.com.au. CWP Renewables. Archived from the original on 18 April 2021. Retrieved 8 August 2021.
  5. ^ a b "BWF June 2021 Community Newsletter" (PDF). CWP Renewables. Archived (PDF) from the original on 8 August 2021. Retrieved 8 August 2021.