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Situated near Nimmitabel in South East New South Wales, when completed, the Granite Hills Wind Farm aims to generate up to 132MW of power – enough to power around 50,000 medium- to high-energy use households, or around 150,000 people, and preventing 325,000 tons of CO2 from being produced annually – using 25 to 32 wind turbines, each up to 200 metres tall. As an energy generating facility, the proposal is considered to be a State significant development by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE), which is responsible for overseeing the development of the project. Information relating to the assessment requirements of the project, including the Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) can be found here.
The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed development is currently scheduled for submission by early 2019 subject to the ongoing development. If approved, project construction is currently estimated to begin in 2020.
The Granite Hills Wind Farm project has also been referred to the Commonwealth as part of the assessment process. Details of the Commonwealth Referral can be found on the Department of Environment and Energy website using the following case details:
EPBC Case Name: GRANITE HILLS WIND FARM PTY LIMITED/Energy Generation and Supply (renewable)/5/DP750203, 14/DP750203, 16/DP750203, 76/DP750203, 77/DP750203, 78/DP750203, 80/DP750203, 81/DP75020/New South Wales/Granite Hills Wind Farm, Steeple Flat, NSW
EPBC Case Number: 2018/8212
Akuo Energy, the leader of the proposed Granite Hills Wind Farm, is passionate about participating in the transition to a future fuelled by clean energy. Information about the benefits of wind energy to both the environment and the economy can be found here.