18 January 2017
Infigen Energy advises that it has temporarily closed the Capital and Woodlawn wind farms located near the towns of Bungendore and Tarago, New South Wales, until the fire burning on tablelands near Tarago has been brought under control by the NSW Rural Fire Service.
Infigen has instructed employees and contractors to cease all work at the wind farms until further notice. Skeleton staff remain at the wind farm site office to monitor the situation.
Fire-fighting resources in the region are under pressure. The weather forecast is currently for a change in wind direction, which could potentially direct the fire front towards the wind farms later today.
Part of Tarago Road connecting the Capital and Woodlawn wind farms remains inaccessible due to the fire that started yesterday morning.
In these circumstances, Infigen has determined that the appropriate course of action is to temporarily close wind farm operations until conditions improve.
Infigen will support investigations into the cause of the fire when those investigations commence.
Our thoughts are with those affected by the fire and we hope the community and emergency service personnel stay safe.
For further information please contact:
General Manager, Strategy & Corporate Affairs
Tel +61 2 8031 9901