A group of interested local landholders from Rugby and Boorowa saw the potential for a wind farm and approached Windlab to investigate the development of the site in August 2008.
The proposed project has 52 wind turbines, with an anticipated total installed capacity of 166.4 MW, and an estimated capital investment value of approximately $230 million.
The proposed project area covers approximately 5,700 hectares, on which the wind turbine generators, transmission lines and ancillary structures will be located. Only about 3.5% of the project area will be occupied by infrastructure, with approximately 90% of this being roads, allowing the wind farm to complement the existing agricultural practice at the site.
The Rugby Wind Farm project team has the following objectives: