The Cape Winds Offshore Windfarm project is a wind farm proposed to be built offshore in the Discover Bay area, between Portland and Nelson.
The total project is proposed to encompass infrastructure in both State and Commonwealth waters. The project is being developed, approximately 10km off the coast of Discovery Bay.
Subject to the final study of environmental, technical, heritage, social and economic risk factors during the feasibility phase, it is foreseen that the Cape Winds Offshore Windfarm project may have a total capacity of around 1.5W, in Commonwealth waters.
The expansion into commonwealth waters would increase the total project capacity to around 2GW of clean renewable energy generation, capable of powering over 1.4 million Victorian homes.
It is anticipated that both the State and Commonwealth areas of the Cape Winds Offshore Windfarm will be constructed and operated as a single project.
The size of the wind turbines is yet to be finalised, with an anticipated capacity of around 15MW per turbine. We are actively investigating the feasibility of larger WTGs, as fewer will be required which will result in less construction activity and reduced visual impact.