Ararat Wind Farm is a 240MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Victoria, Australia. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in April 2017. Buy the profile here.


The project was developed by Downer EDI, GE Renewable Energy and RES Australia. Downer EDI, GE Financial Services, Partners Group Holding and RES Australia are currently owning the project.

The project generates 272,000MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 120,000 households, offsetting 925,778t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $326.927m.

Development status

The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in April 2017.

Power purchase agreement

ACT Government and Flow Power are the power offtakers from the project.

Contractors involved

RES Australia was selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the wind power project.

GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The company provided 75 units of 3.2-103 turbines, each with 3.2MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy is the O&M contractor for the wind power project for a period of 10 years.

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About Downer EDI

Downer EDI Ltd (Downer) is a construction contractor. It provides management and upkeep services for utilities and transportation facilities. Design, engineering, and construction services are provided by the business for vital assets in both the public and private sectors. The business provides a range of facility services, such as catering, cleaning, cooling and refrigeration solutions, utility assistance, and technical and engineering services. It provides services to customers in the public and private sectors of Australia, New Zealand, and other Pacific nations in the fields of construction, electricity, transportation, renewable energy, and railway. Downer is headquartered in North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia.

About GE Renewable Energy

GE Renewable Energy (GE) is a subsidiary of GE Group, supplies technology, products, and services to the renewable energy industry. The company products include onshore and offshore wind turbines, hydroelectric turbines, control systems and generators, geothermal power turbines, tidal turbines and solar power plant solutions. In addition, the company offers engineering, procurement and construction services, operation and maintenance, optimization, and plant upgradation and assessment services. The company's customers include Mars, Inc., President Container Group, Inc. Kennedy Renewables, E.ON, and Renova, and the Coastal Community Action Program. GE is headquartered in Paris, France.

About RES Australia

RES Australia Pty Ltd (RES Australia) is an independent renewable energy company that engaged in the wind, solar, energy storage, transmission and distribution services. The company is headquartered in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.


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