Mt Mercer is a 131.2MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Victoria, Australia. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2012 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in December 2014.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Onshore 131.2 131.2 Active Victoria, Australia Meridian Energy Australia; WestWind Energy

Description

The project was developed by Meridian Energy Australia and WestWind Energy. The project is currently owned by Meridian Energy Australia.

The project generates 390,000MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 73,000 households, offsetting 500,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $268.255m.

The project has 80m high towers.

Development Status

The project is currently active. The project construction commenced in 2012 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in December 2014.

Contractors Involved

Senvion Australia was selected to render EPC services for the wind power project.

Senvion was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The company provided 64 units of MM92 turbines, each with 2.05MW nameplate capacity.

Senvion Australia is the O&M contractor for the wind power project, commencing from the year 2014.

About Meridian Energy Australia

Power Facilities Pty. Ltd., owns and operates hydro power generation facilities.

About WestWind Energy

WestWind Energy Pty Ltd (West Wind) is a renewable energy company that offers development, construction, operation and management of wind farms and other energy projects. The company provides energy consultation, planning, and maintenance services. It also operates and maintains wind turbines across the world. West Wind’s projects include Mt Mercer Wind Farm, Lal Lal Wind Farm, Moorabool Wind Farm, and Golden Plains Wind Farm, among others. The company’s Mt Mercer Wind Farm is located approximately 30 km south of Ballarat in Victoria and includes 64 turbines. It also hosts wind turbines. The company serves industrial, residential and commercial customers. West Wind is headquartered in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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