CERES WIND FARM

About the Project

The Ceres Wind Farm is a 600MW community-initiated development on the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia. Recognising the opportunities of the local area’s wind resource, two farmers sought a partnership with a wind energy company. Spark Renewables acquired the Ceres Wind Farm project in May 2022.

 

Overview

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Why this site?

The site is on elevated land with excellent wind resource and is located in close proximity to Adelaide.

System security

A strong grid connection

We will connect directly into Adelaide thereby ensuring a strong marginal loss factor and low risk of curtailment.

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Community initiation

The idea for a wind farm was first proposed to local developers by two local Yorke Peninsula farmers, who recognised the opportunities of the area’s wind resource.

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Community benefits

We believe in sharing the benefits of our projects with the communities we operate in. Significant and meaningful benefits would be offered to the community, with a scheme developed in consultation with community members. This will include a large community fund to support local business and farmers.

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First Nations

Spark Renewables is committed to working with the Traditional Custodians of the land to ensure the project minimises heritage impacts whilst maximising opportunities for education, training and employment.

12000 tonnes of CO2 offset per turbine

Clean Energy Council

Spark Renewables is a member of the Clean Energy Council and a signatory to the Clean Energy Council’s Community Engagement Best Practice Charter.

Permits & Approvals

The Ceres project first received a Development Approval from the State Commission Assessment Panel in 2014. Spark Renewables is looking to prepare a fresh Development Application, utilising as many of the previous studies as possible.

Planning

Planning Authority

If the project is deemed to be 'Crown sponsored essential infrastructure', it would be assessed by the State Commission Assessment Panel under South Australian legislation. Relevant legislation for obtaining development approval for renewable energy projects are established under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 and Planning, Development and Infrastructure Regulations 2017.

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Status

The project is in the early stages of development and must undergo a rigorous planning and assessment process, with extensive community consultation to be undertaken.

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Community-consultation

Consultation

All stakeholders and community members are invited to get involved in the consultation process and voice their questions or concerns prior to formal development application to planning authorities.

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Timeline

Project definition, redesign & market opportunities

Step 1

Project definition, redesign & market opportunities

Detailed environmental studies & community consultation

Step 2

Detailed environmental studies & community consultation

Environmental Impact Statement & Development Application

Step 3

Environmental Impact Statement & Development Application

Development consent & grid connection application

Step 4

Development consent & grid connection application

Finalisation of procurement & grid contracts, & secondary consents

Step 5

Finalisation of procurement & grid contracts, & secondary consents

Financing processes & investment decision

Step 6

Financing processes & investment decision

Construction

Step 7

Construction

Operations

Step 8

Operations

Work With Us

Register your details - employment & supplier opportunities

We will contact all businesses and individuals if the Ceres Wind Farm project is approved and proceeds to construction.

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