The Silverton Wind Farm is the first greenfield development for the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF). A joint venture consisting of GE and CATCON is contracted for the engineering, procurement and construction of the wind farm works. The project scope also includes connection works to a substation in Broken Hill operated by TransGrid.
Construction began in May 2017 with the site expected to be operational by mid-2019.
The site will contain 58 wind turbines and will produce approximately 780,000 MWh of renewable energy annually, in what will be the sixth largest wind farm in Australia. This energy will power approximately 136,000 average Australian homes.