Wind Farm Open Day 2018


We are proud to be one of ten wind farms across Australia taking part in the Clean Energy Council’s National Wind Farm Open Day 2018.

This year, our Cape Nelson South Wind Farm will feature at our Open Day community event.

Wind energy is playing a major part as Australia transitions towards a renewable energy future and so far in 2018 wind has contributed approximately $2 billion in investment and created over 2,000 jobs.

Wind Farm Open Day is a great opportunity to get up close and personal with Australia’s clean energy future and see how Pacific Hydro is supporting the Portland community.

Our Wind Farm can be viewed from various public viewing platforms. Use this handy guide to see the locations of the public viewing platforms.

When: 11am – 3pm, Sunday, 21 October 2018
Where: Major Mitchell Cairn at Picnic Hill Memorial, Portland Cape Nelson Road


  • Sausage Sizzle and BBQ (vegetarians also catered for)
  • Coffee
  • Bush tucker tours and native flora for purchase from Seawinds Nursery
  • VR experience of inside a wind turbine by Senvion
  • Solar display by Keppel Prince
  • Activities for the kids – including: model wind turbine building, a colouring competition, and learning how we harvest electricity from the wind
  • Self-guided Wind Farm tours – through-out the day (Note – tours will not be on private property)

Presentations at 2.00pm, to:

  • Portland District Health, of our $110,000 donation to their rooftop solar project
  • Recipients of our Sustainable Communities Fund grants for 2018

Register your attendance here. We look forward to seeing you there.

Please note there are no public BBQ facilities, so you may need to bring a picnic lunch if you don’t wish to purchase items from Rotary’s BBQ and sausage sizzle.

For more information about the event, check out the page on the Clean Energy Council website.

We would like to warmly thank the community organisations who have helped make this event possible:

  • Portland Rotary
  • Portland Bay Rotary
  • Southwest Environment Alliance
  • Friends of Cape Nelson Landcare
  • Seawinds Nursery
  • Portland Community Garden
  • Glenelg Shire Council
  • Portland Field Naturalists
  • Senvion
  • Keppel Prince