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Geelong wind farm partnership benefits local families

Golden Plains Wind Farm and Energy Locals have entered into a partnership aimed at empowering local residents with renewable energy benefits.

This collaboration, focused on eligible residents within a 3km radius of the wind turbines, introduces the Community Energy Program, a joint initiative by Golden Plains Wind Farm and Energy Locals.

According to Energy Locals, the Community Energy Program provides registered and habitable dwellings within the designated radius the opportunity to offset a substantial portion of their electricity costs.

Eligible residents can enjoy up to $1600 per annum in credits, equivalent to the annual usage of an average Victorian home, by switching to Energy Locals.

Mark Bruty, spokesperson for Golden Plains Wind Farm, emphasised the company’s commitment to making renewable energy accessible and beneficial for the local community.

“Teaming up with Energy Locals allows us to extend the benefits of our wind farm directly to eligible residents, empowering them to embrace sustainable living while enjoying financial savings,” Bruty said.

Golden Plains Wind Farm is a state-significant project located approximately 60km northwest of Geelong, Victoria, it will feature 215 turbines with a capacity of approximately 6.2MW each.

Once fully operational, the wind farm is projected to generate over 4000GWh per annum of electricity, powering more than 750,000 homes and preventing over 4 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Luke Melisi, CCO for Energy Locals, expressed excitement about the partnership.

“Through the Community Energy Program, residents can embrace renewable energy developments with ease, knowing that they are contributing to a cleaner and greener future,” Melisi said.

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