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Plans scrapped for two wind plant in Victoria

Project development company Wind Power has scrapped plans for two wind farms in Victoria, saying they are not viable. For one of the projects, near the Hanging Rock tourist attraction in the Macedon Ranges, more than 200 turbines had been proposed, while for the other, 22 turbines were due to be installed northeast of Ballarat. Both proposals had met with fierce opposition from local communities, but Wind Power's Tim Fawcett says that is not behind the decision to withdraw the plans. Rather, he says, the first project was scrapped as wind monitoring found the site not to be as windy as originally believed, while the second project was shelved as a result of the federal government's decision not to increase its Mandatory Renewable Energy Target. The company, he adds, will focus on delivering its projects at Wonthaggi, Bald Hills and Waubra, together totalling 300 MW in new capacity. The Bald Hills project, however, is on hold after federal minister Ian Campbell in October asked for further investigation into the project's impact on bird life (Windpower Monthly, November 2004).

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