A new wind farm at Kiata has been approved by Victorian Minister for Planning Richard Wynne.
Kiata Wind Farm is a small wind energy project located 50km north-west of Horsham. If constructed, it will include 13 turbines and provide enough clean energy for more than 20,000 households.
“We are in the business of supporting clean energy. It promotes a more renewable future, helps tackle climate change and supports jobs in rural and regional Victoria,” Mr Wynne said.
“The world is shifting to renewable energy, and we want Victoria to be at the fore. The Kiata Wind Farm will provide enough clean energy to power more than 20,000 homes.”
The wind farm has been developed by Clean Energy Council (CEC) member Windlab. The company is seeking expressions of interest from local suppliers for labour and services.
CEC policy manager Alicia Webb congratulated Windlab on reaching the development approval milestone, saying “it’s great to see the Victorian Government’s commitment to renewable energy in line with its 25 per cent by 2020 and 40 per cent by 2025 renewable energy targets”.