Bodangora

Bodangora wind farm development project is located near Wellington, New South Wales (NSW) in the area originally inhabited by the Wiradjuri people. The Bodangora wind farm project was developed by Infigen. You can download the latest project fact sheet here.

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Key statistics

Capacity 113.2 MW
Wind turbines
33
Equivalent NSW homes powered
49,000
Grid connection voltage 132 kV
Power purchase agreement (electricity & LGCs) 60% sold to EnergyAustralia until 31 Dec 2030
Tower height (hub height) 85 metres
Tower material Steel
Rotor diameter 130 metres
Employment during construction 120 jobs
Employment during operation 7 jobs
Community consultation committee Established in 2012

Development

Project development started in 2009 by analysing wind resource maps and transmission line capacity, and erecting two met masts to monitor the wind resource.

The Bodangora wind farm project will comprise 33 wind turbines, a substation, access tracks and an electrical collection system of underground and overhead cables on the land of seven host landowners. The wind farm will have an installed capacity of 113.2 MW, which can generate enough electricity to supply ~49,000 NSW homes a year.

Project Approval for the proposed Bodangora wind farm was received from the NSW Planning Assessment Commission in August 2013.

Construction

Bodangora wind farm will be built under an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by a consortium comprising:

  • General Electric (GE)
  • Civil & Allied Technical Construction (CATCON)

The project construction time is approximately 18 months and full commercial operation is targeted to be in the second half of 2018.

Potential suppliers to the Bodangora wind farm should contact CATCON at BDWFEPC@catcon.com.au.

Bodangora Community Fund

Infigen has committed to contributing $50,000 to the Bodangora Community Foundation each year for the first 25 years of the operation of the wind farm. The successful applicants in the first round of the Bodangora Community Fund were announced by the Fund Assessment Panel established by the Dubbo Regional Council on 15 December 2017.

The first two rounds of funding received 42 applications from not for profit groups for projects. Of these applications, 16 projects were selected and granted funding.

For questions about future rounds of funding, please contact the Council’s Community and Recreation Division: (02) 6801 4000 or council@dubbo.nsw.gov.au.