WHAT WE DO
Wind Prospect Australia is arguably the most experienced and successful developer of renewable energy projects in Australia having achieved planning approval for 20 wind farms and two solar farms totalling more than 3,000 MW of which more than 1,850 MW is operational or under construction. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Wind Prospect provides project investors and clients with expertise and insight gained from this significant experience and success.
Wind Prospect identifies the best wind and solar farm sites available in Australia using in house technical and project management capability, while combining detailed constraints analysis and resource assessment with access to the latest software.
Wind Prospect’s extensive wind farm and solar farm design and development experience is used to progress project feasibility efficiently, maximising energy yields and investment returns. Advanced GIS technology and resource modelling software are utilised to process conflicting parameters and optimise wind turbine locations to minimise the cost per unit of energy production.
Wind Prospect has built a reputation for thorough stakeholder management including effective consultation that builds strong support for projects within the local community, government agencies and planning authorities. This reputation extends to Wind Prospect’s meticulous preparation of project Environmental Statements which has resulted in a 100 per cent success rate for achievement of planning permits in Australia to date.
Project Development Services
Wind Prospect leverages its extensive industry, market knowledge, contacts and project development track record to provide the following services to clients in the renewable energy industry:
Using constraints analysis, the latest understanding of network constraints and knowledge of the Australian market to identify the best new project opportunities.
Including securing land tenure, engagement and management of third-party expert consultants to assess potential impacts, the preparation and lodgement of statutory approvals as well as budgeting, scheduling and reporting on the progress of project development activities.
Including establishing a stakeholder database, preparation and implementation of a stakeholder engagement strategy and tailoring a benefit sharing program.
Of wind and solar projects based on detailed constraints analysis including optimising wind turbine locations and preparation of access track and cable layouts aided by in-house noise monitoring, electromagnetic interference and shadow flicker assessments.
Preparing and implementing resource monitoring strategies that minimise risk and facilitate lowest cost finance.