Harnessing power from the wind is a clean, safe and cost-efficient way to generate electricity.
The project will produce enough energy to power 95,000 homes, save 780,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually and help sustain the nation’s renewable energy needs.
Lal Lal Wind Farms is a 220-megawatt development built across 2,100 hectares of land in the Moorabool Shire, occupying sites at Yendon and Elaine near Ballarat.
We use the highest quality materials, operate using best practice processes, invest in the latest technology and attract talented people, resulting in sophisticated and efficient wind energy generation.
At Lal Lal Wind Farms, we are focused on making a positive socio-economic contribution while delivering on our commitment to powering Australia’s renewable energy future.
Central to the construction and ongoing maintenance of our 60 turbine development is our focus on investing locally to support residents and bringing prosperity to the local communities in which we operate.
During the construction phase, we employed 175 local workers and spent more than $44 million on purchasing materials and supplies from local businesses and engaging local companies and sub-contractors.
Once operational, we expect to spend $2 million every year on local suppliers including the purchase of materials, accommodation needs and hiring specialist contractors.
We harness new wind turbine technology to improve efficiency and limit any community impact, while at the same time helping Australia realise its renewable energy ambitions.
Wind power is currently the cheapest source of large-scale renewable energy. The area’s strategic location allows our wind farm to generate and export power to the national electricity market. An existing 220 kilovolt (kV) power line close to our Elaine and an existing 66kv above ground transmission line that runs through the Yendon section are key to our generation operations.
We support initiatives surrounding our renewable energy development that directly benefit residents and improve community facilities.
As members of the local community, we are proud to provide $100,000 in grants each year to local residents as part of our annual Community Benefit Fund.
Recipients put the funds towards purchasing new equipment or upgrading local facilities, which ultimately benefits hundreds of people in our local community.
Lal Lal Wind Farms is approximately 2,100 hectares in area located on land at Elaine and Yendon, within Moorabool Shire near Ballarat. The two components of the wind farm are located approximately 9km apart and are respectively 25km and 17km southeast of Ballarat.
Lal Lal Wind Farms is owned by experienced global infrastructure investors in Northleaf Capital Partners and InfraRed Capital Partners, each holding a 40 per cent interest, with Macquarie Capital having the remaining 20 per cent interest.
This ownership structure follows Macquarie Capital’s purchase of Lal Lal Wind Farms from West Wind Energy in 2017.
The project is overseen by global renewable energy company RES, which has a five year construction and asset management contract with the project, to oversee the works of contractors Zenviron and Vestas through the construction phase and manage the first few years of operations.