The Blayney Windfarm consists of 15 Wind Turbine Generators situated between between Carcoar Dam and Mount Macquarie.
The capacity of the Windfarm (10 megawatts) is enough to supply the annual electricity needs of 3, 500 average Australian homes.
The Wind Farm was launched in 2000 and it was the largest of its type in Australia.
Environment 'Friendly' Electricity
In the Blayney rural environment co-existing with local farming this wind farm delivers green power.
A clean energy without any greenhouse gas emissions.
Compared to coal-fired generated electricity, this Windfarm saves 8,000 tonnes/year of carbon dioxide emissions and at the same time reduces the need for fossil fuel generation that produces greenhouse gases.
To ensure there is no significant disturbance to the natural environment by the Windfarm, detailed studies of potential impacts related to noise, visual impact, birds and fauna were taken. Computer modeling of the wind patterns were taken to place the turbines so they would provide the most efficient but also aesthetically pleasing layout.