Wilan Wind Farm is located within the Southwest Renewable Energy Zone, in an area with strong wind resources and very low population density being located across 16,000 Ha of pastoral lands used for sheep and cattle grazing.
Wind measurements demonstrate strong complementarity with the broader energy mix being developed in NSW and particularly with solar energy. The southern boundary of the site is adjacent to the Sturt Highway and 8km to the north of the new 330kV Energy Connect transmission line.
The project is expected to have up to 138 wind turbines with a generation capacity of up to 800MW.
The Wilan Wind Farm project located 25km to the east of Balranald has been monitoring the wind resource using mobile equipment for several years. Now, a 120m meteorological mast has been installed to collect additional measurements. This video helps explain the process of installing a mast and how wind resource is then measured.