Wind resources in Victoria
Victoria has access to world class wind resources.
The appropriate development of these resources in acceptable locations will position Victoria to develop a significant renewable energy industry. We are working across government to create an attractive investment environment to accelerate the appropriate development of Victoria's wind resources.
Key: Average Yearly Wind Speed (metres per second at 65 metres above ground)
Average annual wind speeds have been modelled using the WindScape wind resource mapping tool that was developed by the Wind Energy Research Unit of CSIRO Land and Water. WindScape uses atmospheric data, and regional topography to model the wind resource at 65 metres above ground level to a resolution of 3 kilometres. The resolution of the modelled wind resource means that it does not incorporate the effects of local landscape features smaller than 3 kilometres in size, like small hills and ridges.
Find out about Victoria's Wind Energy Policy and Planning Guidelines.
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