The Wind Farm
Waterloo is located 30 kilometres from the town of Clare and about nine kilometres east of Manoora in South Australia. The small community of Waterloo – the closest town to our wind farm – is the inspiration for our business name.
Situated along a rocky ridge on privately owned property and surrounded by gently sloping farm land, Waterloo sits in the path of some of the best natural wind resources in South Australia. Winds accelerate as they pass over nearby hills and ridgelines, leading to very high wind speeds at the wind farm.
Developed at a cost of $343 million, Waterloo Wind Farm commenced operations in November 2010 with 37 turbines.
A project to extend the wind farm was completed in November 2016. Waterloo Stage 2 involved the addition of six new Vestas V117 wind turbines, providing an additional 19.8MW of generation capacity.
The $43 million construction project was completed on schedule, on budget and with no lost time injuries. Over 130 people were employed during the construction period and over $3.5 million from the total project budget was invested directly into the local economy.
Currently Waterloo Wind Farm can produce over 130 megawatts (MW) of clean energy, which is enough electricity to power around 59,000 households.
Community Engagement Approach
Community Engagement for us, means regular, genuine contact with local residents, regulators and interest groups. It means listening to feedback, and it means sharing clear information about what we do and our plans for the future.
Board and Management
Waterloo Wind Farm is governed by a Board of Directors representing both shareholders – Palisade Investment Partners and Northleaf Capital Investments. The Board meet every three months to consider safety, risk, environmental management, social impact and governance.
Steve Brown, General Manager
As General Manager of Waterloo Wind Farm, Steve is responsible to the Board of Directors for the safe operation and performance of the wind farm. This includes compliance with all laws and regulations, planning and licensing requirements.
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