Rye Park Wind Farm set for construction

Another former Epuron project proceeds to construction

The site for Rye Park Wind Farm north-east of Yass in New South Wales was first identified by Epuron in 2008. Over the following few years the company monitored the wind resource, progressed land tenure negotiations, and undertook the consultation, studies and assessments for the project’s environmental assessment and development application.

It was one of Epuron’s earlier and more challenging projects, involving a large land area and many landowners in the southern tablelands.

The project was acquired by Tilt Renewables in late 2014 and Epuron supported it in securing development approval from the NSW Government for the project in early 2017.

In December 2020 Tilt Renewables finalised an offtake agreement with Newcrest Mining for around 55% of the output to power its Cadia mine, and in August 2021 reached financial close on the project, issuing full notice to proceed to construction.

“We congratulate Tilt Renewables on this significant step and look forward to seeing Rye Park Wind Farm come to life over the next couple of years,” said Epuron co-founder and executive director Martin Poole.

Tilt Renewables reports that construction for Rye Park Wind Farm is due to commence in Q4 2021. The project will include 66 Vestas EnVentus V162-6.0MW wind turbines and once operational will have a maximum capacity of 396 megawatts.

For more information visit Tilt Renewables’ Rye Park Wind Farm page.