Ten wind farms will open their gates to the public when the Clean Energy Council celebrates Wind Farm Open Day with the Australian Wind Alliance on Sunday 21 October.
Clean Energy Council Chief Executive Kane Thornton said the event is a celebration of the contribution that wind farms make to local communities, as well as the role they play in Australia’s clean energy future.
“Wind Farm Open Day is a great opportunity for local residents to get up close and personal with many of the wind farms that are helping to unlock Australia’s clean energy future,” Mr Thornton said.
“The current pipeline of wind energy projects represents $7.6 billion in investment and almost 4000 direct jobs. The industry gets more efficient with every wind farm that is built towards meeting the 2020 Renewable Energy Target, and the cost of renewable energy continues to drop as a result.
“Australia has more than 80 operational wind farms delivering significant financial and social benefits to their host communities. The open day allows these farms to welcome communities beyond the gates and gain an understanding of their significant contribution and value not only within these regional towns but also for the country as a whole,” he said.
With ten wind farms participating in the day, there will be no shortage of fun and informative activities for all who attend. The following wind farms will be part of the celebrations:
Victoria: Bald Hills Wind Farm; Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm; Salt Creek Wind Farm, Cape Nelson South Wind Farm
NSW: White Rock Wind Farm; Woodlawn Wind Farm, Sapphire Wind Farm, Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm
South Australia: Hallett Wind Farm
Western Australia: Mumbida Wind Farm
Times and activities vary between each site so best to check with the relevant wind farm directly prior to attending. For further information specific to each farm, visit the Clean Energy Council Wind Farm Open Day webpage.
Please contact Clean Energy Council Digital & Communications Manager Andreas Wenzel on 03 9929 4114 for more information or to arrange an interview.