Neoen acknowledges the Gomeroi & Anaiwan people, Traditional Owners of the land on which Thunderbolt Wind Farm will harvest the energy of the wind. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.


Stakeholder and community relations are led by Neoen’s project managers with support from community relations specialists. We consider it important that trusting relationships are developed between the people on the ground who know the project the best, and the stakeholders that are part of and connected to their region and local community. Due to the rural nature of the community, our overall approach to consultation for the Thunderbolt Energy Hub will be open, relaxed, flexible and responsive.

Neoen have a vertically integrated business model, meaning that we ‘develop to own’ our projects. This model is unusual in the industry, affording us a clear advantage over our competitors in respect to community relations – our starting point is the clear understanding that we will be long term neighbours and participants in the local community for the lifetime of the project. As such we are able to establish and nurture relationships, embrace partnerships and innovation, confident that we will be there to see projects and benefits to fruition.


Anne-Marie Ward joined the Neoen team as Community Engagement Officer for Thunderbolt Energy Hub in Q3 2020. Anne-Marie is based in Kentucky and will continue discussions with members of the local community. Feel free to contact Anne-Marie if you have any questions or would like to organise a face-to-face meeting.

Anne-Marie Ward
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