Granville Harbour Wind Farm at approval stage

Westcoast Wind has submitted a Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan for Granville Harbour Wind Farm to Tasmania’s Environment Protection Authority for assessment and public comment.

The submission comes nearly two years after Westcoast Wind first commissioned meteorological masts for Granville Farm site, which is located about 2km from the township of Granville Harbour. The masts recorded wind strength and direction to provide a data set for analysis of potential energy output.

The proposed development will consist of 33 wind turbines with a combined maximum output of 99MW.

An 11km transmission line will be established between the property and the Reece Power Station, if the project is approved.

According to Westcoast Wind, the project has the potential to create more than 200 jobs and provide enough renewable energy to offset 13,000 tons of carbon emissions every year.

The owners of the farm have been investigating the possibility of using the site as a wind farm since 2003.