Environment

We are committed to protecting the local environment and to operating the wind farm in a safe and responsible manner.

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

We are committed to achieving excellence in ESG outcomes, with a focus on the following priority ESG areas:

  • Good governance
  • Climate action
  • Supporting communities
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Fostering diversity

Renewable Energy

Growing awareness of climate change has highlighted the need for Australians to generate electricity using cleaner, greener technologies.

Wind power is one of the most advanced, affordable technologies for generating clean energy, and over the last ten years wind farms have become an increasingly important part of Australia’s electricity network.

With the completion of Granville Harbour Wind Farm in late 2020, Tasmania achieved its goal to be 100 per cent renewable energy self-sufficient. Tasmania has now set a further target to generate 200 per cent of the State’s energy requirements from renewables by 2040.

Wind farm noise

Existing, ambient noise levels at the site are considered to be moderate due to the proximity to the Southern Ocean, the exposed coastline and strong prevailing winds.

At all times, regulated noise limits require the noise associated with wind farms to be restricted to a permissible level above background noise and this will be monitored by Granville Harbour Wind Farm.

Protecting native species

We have strict Environmental Management Plans in place to ensure native wildlife and vegetation is protected during wind farm operations and conduct regular monitoring to continually assess any impact on the local environment.

Annual Environment Review

Our second Annual Environment Review report has now been completed and accepted by the Environment Protection Authority. If you would like to receive a copy please contact us.