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.
|Equivalent NSW homes powered||
|Grid connection voltage||132 kV|
|Power purchase agreement (electricity & LGCs)||60% sold to EnergyAustralia until 31 Dec 2030|
|Tower height (hub height)||85 metres|
|Rotor diameter||130 metres|
|Employment during construction||120 jobs|
|Employment during operation||7 jobs|
|Community consultation committee||Established in 2012|
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.
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 round of funding received 24 applications from not for profit groups for projects worth over $155,000 in total. Of these applications eight projects were selected and granted funding. View all winners here.
Applications for the second round of funding can be made until Monday, 2 July 2018. Visit the Council’s website to download the application forms.
For questions about future rounds of funding, please contact the Council’s Community and Recreation Division: (02) 6801 4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.