The Wind Farm
It 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.
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.
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.
Darren Sexton, General Manager
As General Manager of Waterloo Wind Farm, Darren 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.