White Rock Wind Farm switches on turbines

White Rock Wind Farm

10 July 2017

The first turbines at White Rock Wind Farm have now been connected to TransGrid’s network and are producing electricity. NSW transmission network operator and manager TransGrid, along with sub-contractor Zinfra, designed, constructed and commissioned White Rock Wind Farm’s 132/33kV substation and transmission line to connect the project to the NSW transmission network and the National Electricity Market.

“This is key project milestone for White Rock Wind Farm. TransGrid has completed connection works and AEMO has registered the White Rock Wind Farm project.” Ronan Creedon, EPC Project Manager for White Rock Wind Farm today.

‘TransGrid and Zinfra’s crews have constructed and delivered the wind farm’s connection
infrastructure enabling the wind farm to commence generating.’

Stage one of White Rock Wind Farm includes 70 turbines, a substation and eight-kilometre transmission line. Forty-seven turbines have been fully erected, with the installation of the remaining turbines to occur over the next couple of months. Once fully operational, the 175 MW White Rock Wind Farm will produce sufficient clean renewable energy to power approximately 75,000 homes, more than all the houses in the New England area.

Construction of stage one of White Rock Wind Farm commenced in May 2016. Current work on site is now focussed on installation and erection of the remaining twenty-three wind turbines and commissioning work. At the peak of construction, the number of on-site construction staff has reached approximately 300 people. The wind farm is planned to be fully commissioned by the end of 2017.