RES reveals plans for 1.3GW Cannie Wind Farm in Victoria

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Renewables developer RES Australia has unveiled plans for the 1.3GW Cannie Wind Farm in north-west Victoria, to be co-located with a 200MW/800MWh Battery Energy Storage System and connected to the VNI West transmission line.

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Cannie Wind Farm is awaiting referral decision on whether it requires environmental assessment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

The proposed project will be located approximately 25km northwest of Kerang, in the Gannawarra Shire Council area.

Map showing RES Australia's proposed Cannie Wind Farm in Victoria
Map showing RES Australia’s proposed Cannie Wind Farm in Victoria

RES has updated preliminary constraints mapping of the site and as a result has reduced the number of wind turbines to a maximum of 174 (from the previously advised maximum of 200 turbines). Wind turbines will have a blade tip height of up to 280m.

The proposed site extends over 17,000 hectares of land predominately used for grazing and cropping. Landowners within the wind farm boundary have entered into preliminary agreements with RES to host the wind farm.

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Cannie Wind Farm is expected to generate enough electricity to supply over 600,000 Victorian homes.

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