Flyers Creek Wind Farm
On Monday, 17 March 2014, the Planning Assessment Commission released its determination approving the project for construction. See Press Release.
The Flyers Creek project was started by the local community when farmers approached Infigen Energy. In 2008, Infigen held meetings with the Council and other stakeholders, and erected three wind masts.
By 2010 environmental studies had been progressed and preliminary layout generated with information from community information days. The Environmental Assessment was on public display from December 2011.
Flyers Creek is located between Blayney, Manildra, Mandurama and Orange. View Map
Flyers Creek Wind Farm Proposal
The proposed Flyers Creek Wind Farm comprises 42 Wind Turbine Generators (WTGs) along with a substation, switchyard, cabling, access tracks and other associated infrastructure.
Depending on the model of the WTG, electrical capacity is likely to be between 2.5 and 3.3 megawatts (MW*), and project capacity will be between 110 – 145 MW.
Flyers Creek Wind Farm would result in over 340,000 MWh of annual electricity generation, which is sufficient to power over 45,000 typical NSW homes. This will help to avoid the abatement of over 300,000 tonnes of CO2 each year (equivalent to taking 70,000 cars off the road).
The Flyers Creek wind turbines will be about twice as large as the Blayney Wind Farm turbines. However, they will produce about five times more electricity.
On Tuesday, 11 February 2014 at the Blayney Shire Community Centre, the Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) held a public hearing allowing commentary on the recommendation for approval of the Flyers Creek Wind Farm proposal by the NSW Department of Planning.