The 420 MW Macarthur Wind Farm can generate enough clean, green energy to power the equivalent of approximately 167,000 average Australian homes.
Macarthur Wind Farm sits about 16 kilometres east of Macarthur, between Hamilton and Warnambool in south western Victoria.
Spanning about 5,500 hectares of freehold agricultural land, it crosses three properties that are predominately used for sheep and cattle grazing.
AGL engaged Leighton Contractors and Vestas to construct Macarthur Wind Farm. It took about 2 and a half years to build and has been fully operational since late January 2013.
AGL Macarthur Wind Farm Bushfire Mitigation Plan 2023-2024 (PDF)
In 2019, AGL welcomed the sale of a 50% interest in Macarthur Wind Farm joint venture to AMP Capital.
AGL continues to operate and maintain the wind farm on behalf of Palisade and Atmos Renewables and AMP Capital, and retains the rights to all Renewable Energy Certificates and electricity output until 2038.