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We have just secured Australian first “Green Financing Framework”

14 September 2022

We have just secured Australia’s first “Green Financing Framework” to help fund more renewable energy projects…

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Mount Emerald Wind Farm

Northern Quoll Population Study Completed

02 May 2022

Nothern Quoll Population is protected at Mount Emerald Wind Farm

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Collector Wind Farm

Collector starts investing in local community

13 December 2021

Collector Wind Farm invests more than quarter million dollars into local community.

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Mount Emerald Wind Farm

Community Fund supports Queensland COVID recovery

16 April 2021

The latest grants from the Mount Emerald Wind Farm Community Fund will help Tablelands voluntary groups bounce back from 2020’s COVID-19 chaos.

Tolga Scarecrow Festival fell victim to the pandemic last year but organisers are determined to come back with a bang in 2021.

A grant from the wind farm community fund will support their efforts to deliver a fun-filled family festival in October.

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Collector Wind Farm

Collector Community Funds open for applications

15 February 2021

Two funds designed to support projects and initiatives in Collector opened for applications this month.

Upper Lachlan Shire Council administers one fund. Community groups based within 10km of the wind farm have until Friday 16 April to lodge a bid to share just under $183,000 this year.

The Collector Wind Farm Community Trust also opened for business this month. In its first year of operation there are $88,000 up for grabs in grants to local projects.

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Collector Wind Farm

Collector Wind Farm delivers first clean energy

11 November 2020

Collector Wind Farm today successfully delivered its first energy into the local transmission network.

This initial generation of safe, reliable, renewable electricity follows the connection of the new substation to TransGrid’s 330kv line, which runs through the site.

Now that turbine blades are turning at the wind farm, testing will continue for the rest of 2020, with the 54 turbines expected to be fully operational in early 2021.

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Mount Emerald Wind Farm

Far North Queensland Community Fund grants revealed

31 October 2020

The latest grants from the Mount Emerald Wind farm Community Fund have been announced.

Sixteen Far North Queensland community groups, charities, clubs and schools shared just under $100,000 in the second round of grants for 2020.

Once again, the standard of applications was extremely high and the advisory committee comprising local volunteers had a difficult job to recommend how the remaining funds for the year should be allocated.

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Yandin Wind Farm

First energy export from Yandin Wind Farm

12 July 2020

The first generation of renewable electricity from Yandin Wind Farm occurred today.

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Collector Wind Farm

First turbines installed at Collector Wind Farm

01 May 2020

Another important milestone has been achieved at Collector Wind Farm, with the installation of the first of 54 turbines.

The wind farm is on course to be fully operational and generating a significant quantity of safe, clean, reliable electricity in early 2021.

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Mount Emerald Wind Farm

Latest Community Fund grants announced

05 April 2020

Twelve community organisations are the latest to receive grants from the Mount Emerald Wind Farm Community Fund.

More than $100,000 remains in the pot for the second half of the year and applications are encouraged. The deadline for applications is 31 July.

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