Challicum Hills Wind Farm
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Challicum Hills Wind Farm
LocationArarat, Victoria
Coordinates37°23′S 143°07′E / 37.38°S 143.11°E / -37.38; 143.11
Construction beganOctober 2002 (2002-10)
Commission dateNovember 2003 (2003-11)
Construction cost$46,000,000
Owner(s)Pacific Hydro
Operator(s)TW Power Services
Wind farm
Site usagefarming land
Hub height68 m (223 ft)
Rotor diameter64 m (210 ft)
Rated wind speed57 km/h (15.8 m/s)
Site elevation400 m (1,312 ft)
Power generation
Units operational35
Make and modelNEG Micon: NM64/1500
Nameplate capacity52.5 MW
Annual net output141 GWh
External links
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Challicum Hills Wind Farm is a wind farm encompassed by 35 (1.5 MW) NEG NM 64 wind turbines, with a total generating capacity of 52.5 MW of electricity. The wind farm is near Ararat in western Victoria, Australia. The power station was commissioned in August 2003 and is in a long term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Origin Energy.

The wind farm is owned and operated by Pacific Hydro. Part of the profits flow into a community fund that supports local projects.[1]

See also


  1. ^ "Ten years of wind farm operation" in The Ararat Advertiser, 29 October 2013