Neoen acknowledges the Gunditjmara people, Traditional Owners of the land on which Kentbruck Wind Farm will harvest the energy of the wind. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Project update – December 2023

It’s been a while between updates, but the Neoen team has been hard at work this year finalising lots of technical documents that are required for our state government planning approval process.

We’ve been working with the Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owner Aboriginal Corporation (GMTOAC) on assessing cultural values in the area, which has led to some innovative spatial modelling looking at areas where cultural heritage is more likely to occur. This has involved several on site meetings, a cultural day at Nobles Rocks and online interviews to gain a greater understanding of the culturally significant areas of the project. 

We’ve also been doing more detailed design work on the transmission line that could link the project to the electricity grid.

And taking into account further studies of local species means that the wind farm layout has been further modified, with the number of turbines reducing to approximately 105, having started with over 120.

We are progressing with the finalisation of documents, with a goal to reach the public exhibition phase in early 2024.  There will be a Community Advisory Council Meeting and a series of community open days to share the various specialist reports and answer questions. 


Portland Office Hours

The Portland office on Bentinck St continues to open weekly to hear from community members.  Office hours are Monday & Tuesday 4pm – 7pm and Saturday 11am – 2pm.


Neoen Leading the Way

Earlier this year Neoen became the first company in Australia to pass 3 GW of renewable energy capacity operating or under construction in Australia. Access the full story here.