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Lal Lal Wind Farm
Map
Country
  • Australia
Coordinates37°36′S 144°00′E / 37.6°S 144°E / -37.6; 144
StatusOperational
Construction began
  • April 2018
Commission date
  • 2019
Owner(s)
  • Macquarie Investment Management Australia Limited
Operator(s)
Wind farm
Type
Rotor diameter
  • 136 m (446 ft)
Power generation
Units operational60 × 3.8 MW
Make and modelVestas V136-3.45 MW (60)
Nameplate capacity
  • 228 MW
External links
Websitewww.lallalwindfarms.com.au

Lal Lal Wind Farm is a wind farm under construction southeast of Ballarat in Victoria, Australia. The wind farm has two sections about 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) apart. There are 38 turbines two kilometres east of Yendon and a further 22 turbines two kilometres north of Elaine.[1]

The project was developed by WestWind Energy. The proposal was bought by Macquarie Capital in 2017, and financing was completed by onselling 40% to each of Northleaf Capital Partners and InfraRed Capital with Macquarie retaining the other 20%. Renewable Energy Systems is contracted to manage the build and first five years of operation. Construction is done by Zenviron and Vestas.[2]

During the construction phase, one of the operating wind turbines was damaged on 15 September 2019 by a lightning strike during a storm. A direct hit resulted in one blade of a turbine being destroyed and falling to the ground. no other damage was reported.[3]

During 2023 the project ownership changed to Igneo Infrastructure Partners (60%) and Northleaf Capital Partners (40%).[4][5]

References

  1. ^ "Lal Lal Wind Farms" (PDF). Fact Sheet. Lal Lal Wind Farms. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Lal Lal Wind Farm". Lal Lal Wind Farms. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  3. ^ Smith, Michelle (17 September 2019). "Lightning strike blamed for wind turbine blade damage at Lal Lal Wind Farm". The Courier. Australian Community Media. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  4. ^ [ https://www.afr.com/street-talk/igneo-picks-up-60pc-of-victorian-wind-farms-lal-lal-20220908-p5bgcd Igneo picks up 60pc of Victorian wind farms Lal Lal] Australian Financial Review 8 September 2022
  5. ^ Igneo Infrastructure Partners agrees to acquire majority stake in Lal Lal Wind Farms Igneo Infrastructure Partners 8 September 2022