Golden Plains Wind Farm partners with Energy Locals to provide locals with renewable energy benefits

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The Golden Plains Wind Farm has partnered with Energy Locals to offer eligible residents within a 3km radius financial savings and environmental advantages on their electricity bills through the innovative Community Energy Program.

The Community Energy Program, a Golden Plains Wind Farm initiative, and Energy Locals are offering eligible residents up to $1600 per annum in credits, equivalent to the annual usage of an average Victorian home, to offset significant electricity costs.

“As leaders in clean energy, we are committed to making renewable energy accessible and beneficial for our local community. Teaming up with Energy Locals allows us to extend the benefits of our wind farm directly to eligible residents, empowering them to embrace sustainable living while enjoying financial savings,” Golden Plains Wind Farm spokesperson Mark Bruty said.

Golden Plains Wind Farm, located in Geelong’s Golden Plains Shire, is a significant project with 215 turbines, each generating 6.2MW. Once operational, it is expected to generate over 4,000 GWh of electricity annually, powering over 750,000 homes and reducing over 4 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.


“Energy Locals is excited to partner with Golden Plains Wind Farm and provide eligible residents with the opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint and save on their electricity bills, we are thrilled to be at the forefront of community benefit sharing innovation for the renewables sector,” said Luke Melisi, CCO for Energy Locals. “Through the Community Energy Program, residents can embrace renewable energy developments with ease, knowing that they are contributing to a cleaner and greener future.”

Eligible residents can join the Community Energy Program by switching to Energy Locals as their electricity provider. They can also receive a complimentary energy audit, offering personalised recommendations to reduce energy consumption and optimise performance.