Argoon Wind Farm

A new wind farm project in Australia

Community Benefits

RES is committed to supporting the communities that host our renewable energy projects. As part of the development of Argoon Wind Farm, a community benefit sharing strategy will be established to ensure that benefits from the Project are shared meaningfully in a manner informed by the local community. The strategy, which may incorporate a range of benefit programs, will provide positive and lasting benefits to the local community that extend beyond the life of the project.

As part of our community engagement, input is sought from interested members of the community to inform and shape how our proposed project could deliver meaningful, targeted benefit.

This feedback will also help to identify current local sponsorship opportunities around Mabins Well, Argoon, Gala Vale, Jerilderie, Bundure and surrounds.


The project is expected to generate up to 340 direct jobs during construction. In addition, it will employ approximately 10 full time staff during the operation and maintenance phase (expected to be 25 years).

Employment benefits from the proposed project are envisioned to extend through the local supply chains to fuel supply, vehicle servicing, uniform suppliers, hotels/motels, B&B's, cafés, pubs, catering and cleaning companies, tradespersons, tools and equipment suppliers and many other businesses. 

Environmental Benefits

Argoon Wind Farm will contribute to the achievement of the New South Wales Government's targets of a 50% emissions reduction in New South Wales compared to 2005 levels and net zero emissions by 2050. 

Additional benefits include:

  • Minimal impact on the productivity of traditional farming activities;
  • Pre-construction land uses can be fully re-established post decommissioning;
  • Smaller environmental footprint than comparative forms of generation;
  • Additional fire breaks and improved access roads for firefighting;
  • The wind farm will generate clean renewable energy to power up to 500,000 New South Wales homes per year**; and
  • Additional energy supplies to help meet the growing energy demands in New South Wales.

** assuming total annual consumption for a 2 person household; no pool; mains gas and on a market offer in New South Wales is 4,215 kWh (Source: AEMC)