Toora Wind Farm
If you are travelling to Forest Lodge Farm via the South Gippsland Hwy then a small windy road in the town of toora will take you up to the base of one of the giant wind turbines.
The Toora wind farm is the second large-scale wind farm to be built in Victoria and the second major wind farm for Stanwell Corporation. It consists of 12 turbines with a combined capacity of 21 MW. The turbines are made by Danish company Vestas and each has an electrical capacity of 1.75 MW. The turbines are mounted on tubular towers 67 metres high.
The rotors have a total diameter of 66 metres.The blades pitch to optimise the power produced and to control the rotation speed. The turbines rotate at 19 to 21 revolutions per minute. Power is produced at wind speeds of between 3.5 m/s and 25 m/s. The Toora wind farm produces enough energy to supply more than 6600 homes and will abate the equivalent of up to 48,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.