The Waubra wind farm is situated in Waubra, approximately 35 km north-west of Ballarat city in the state of Victoria, Australia. The Waubra wind farm project is the biggest renewable power project in the southern hemisphere. In February 2009, the Waubra wind farm started generating green power and in July 2009 it became fully operational.
The Waubra wind farm encompasses 128 wind turbines with an operations centre and associated substations. Every wind turbine has a capability of 1.5 MW (megawatts), providing an entire established capability of 192 MW. The power generated by the Waubra wind farm every year produces electrical energy for 143,000 households which is more than enough to power Ballarat city of Victoria state. Statistics suggest that approximately 635,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions is compensated by the Waubra wind farm every year.
This wind farm project will help Victoria to fulfill its future energy needs significantly.The obligation of the Victorian State Government’s to a Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET) has resulted in providing financial help in the construction of Waubra wind farm. The wind turbines in Waubra wind farm are selected on the basis of particular local terrain and wind conditions. There is a community formed by Acciona Energy termed Community Reference Group (CRG) in order to foster communication between members of wind farm project team and the Waubra community.
Accommodations in Ballarat: -
Comfort Inn Suites City Views –
Ballarat VIC 3350
Comfort Inn Suites City Views provides capacious rooms featuring modern comforts including wireless internet. It offers several facilities such as: - mini bar, dry cleaning, barbecue, air- conditioning, sauna, guest laundry, dedicated non-smoking floors and in- house movies.
Sovereign Hill Lodge –
39-41 Magpie Street,
Ballarat VIC 3350
Sovereign Hill Lodge offers convenient and comfortable motel style rooms equipped with many facilities like- bar on premises, barbecue, radio, refrigerator, television, ample parking space and tea/ coffee making facilities.
Mercure Ballarat Hotel –
613 Main Road,
Ballarat VIC 3350
Mercure Ballarat is a stylish hotel in a garden setting offering two restaurants, a day spa, a bar, conference rooms, outdoor pool, gym, fireplaces, snooker, mountain bikes and squash.
Central City Motor Inn –
16 Victoria St, Ballarat,
Located in the heart of city Ballarat, Central City Motor Inn offers stunning views of this city from the balconies of each room.
Ballarat Lodge –
613-639 Main Road,
Ballarat VIC 3350,
At Ballarat Lodge, one can enjoy the charm of a country retreat as well as all the facilities and amenities of good quality.
Things to do in Ballarat: -
Ballarat Wildlife Park: -
At Ballarat Wildlife Park, one can get close to the creatures of the Australian bush and can also try feeding crocodiles. Ballarat Wildlife Park is a home for many poisonous snakes, emus, turtles, kangaroos and Tasmanian devils which are unique and worth watching.
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery: -
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery was created in 1884 and since then became the first provincial art gallery instituted in Australia.
The Gold Museum: -
The Gold Museum is an interesting and well designed museum primarily focusing on gold but with some local history of Ballarat.
Lake Wendouree: -
It is an artificially created and maintained shallow urban lake and a part of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens.
Alexas Treasures: -
It is regarded as a shopper’s heaven and a dream of many people who have not yet visited. Alexas Treasures exhibits wide array of toys, embroideries, glassware’s and jewelries.