VFF partner Prime Super has announced the acquisition of a 19.5 megawatt wind farm located in Woodhouse, Victoria, which increases their investment in renewable infrastructure.
The purchase of 100% of the issued equity of Mortons Lane Wind Farm results in this renewable infrastructure asset being proudly Australian owned. They worked closely with their infrastructure manager, Whitehelm Capital, to finalise the investment in April 2021.
Approximately one hour north of Warrnambool, Mortons Lane Wind Farm’s performance places it in the top 15 wind farms in Australia. In operation since 2012, Mortons Lane Wind Farm produces clean electricity that can power more than 4,000 Australian homes and reduce CO2 emissions by up to 40,000 tonnes per year*.
Mortons Lane Wind Farm has been designed “to ensure the best result with the least impact to the community and the environment” and is a strong contributor to the local community where some Prime Super members live and work.
“This investment is well-aligned with our investment philosophy. This is an investment into regional Australia that not only delivers returns to the members of Prime Super, but also provides employment opportunities for Australians,” said Prime Super Chief Executive Officer, Lachlan Baird.
“This is truly an investment into regional Australia which adds to our pool of infrastructure assets. We expect it will make a positive contribution to the strong long-term investment performance of the Fund, and the investment returns of our members.”