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Learn about OSMI Australia and their commitment to renewable energy

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About OSMI

Committed to a Renewable Future

OSMI is a renewable energy developer with over 25 years’ experience in wind farm development. The founding directors have a lived experience of wind farms. OSMI has a track record of getting projects built and are responsible for the development of wind farm projects at Wonthaggi, Waubra, Bald Hills and Stockyard Hill, equating to more than 800 MW of installed wind capacity.

OSMI is developing the Delburn Wind Farm in Victoria, with construction due to commence in 2024. This is Australia’s most advanced plantation-based wind farm and will produce 205 MW of energy.  

The OSMI team has been actively involved in the development of wind energy projects since the inception of the industry in the 1990s. The team also specialise in environmental regulation, emergency services and stakeholder and community engagement.  

Working together with stakeholders and the community, OSMI delivers best practice engagement and benefit sharing programs.

Making Renewable Energy a Reality

OSMI is actively investigating the feasibility of onshore wind farms that have access to existing transmission networks, and commercially viable wind resources throughout Australia.

OSMI is responsible for the development of more than 800 MW of installed wind capacity. A further 205 MW will come online when the Delburn Wind Farm is constructed.

Meet The Team

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Peter Marriott

Executive Director Development

Peter leverages his experience of growing up on and continuing to support a grazing enterprise in South Gippsland when working with regional communities. Having completed a double degree in civil engineering and commerce, Peter brings a unique blend of industry experience, professionalism, technical competence, leadership and approachability to the OSMI team.

Peter commenced work in the renewable energy industry in 2004 by joining Wind Power Pty Ltd as a project engineer to support greenfield wind farm development (Waubra, Bald Hills, Lexton, Stockyard Hill) and to support facility operations (Wonthaggi). Following acquisition of the company by Origin Energy, Peter quickly expanded roles and responsibilities within Origin’s domestic and international renewable energy development portfolio.

Peter was appointed to the senior role of leading the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm project through the final stages of development and played an instrumental role in the market-leading long-term Power Purchase Agreement being committed to by Origin. Peter then continued with the project under Goldwind and directly managed the final stages of project development, due diligence and early stage construction compliance.

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Elizabeth Radcliffe

Executive Director Operations and Compliance

Elizabeth brings a depth of engineering and regulatory experience as well as strong local knowledge of and connections with the Gippsland region to OSMI. After graduating with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Elizabeth completed a Master of Environmental Engineering in the early 1990s when this was emerging as a new discipline.

Elizabeth developed her expertise consulting to heavy industry assessing and advising on reducing industrial impacts on the environment across Europe, the Middle East, Southern Africa and South East Asia.

In 2000, Elizabeth joined the Victorian Environment Protection Authority where she was responsible for the Gippsland Region for close to ten years and subsequently held the role of Executive Director — Regional Services, where she was responsible for EPA’s delivery of regulatory responsibilities across the state. Elizabeth has also held senior roles with Earth Resources Regulation, Parks Victoria and the Country Fire Authority.

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Anne Forbes

Communications and Engagement Manager

Anne has over 23 years’ experience as a communications and engagement specialist and has worked for the Victorian government, numerous local councils, and energy distribution and infrastructure services organisations.  She has valuable experience across energy, emergency management and infrastructure portfolios and was a Senior Communications Advisor to the Victorian Energy Minister.

Her qualifications include an International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Certificate in Engagement, a Certificate in Socially Responsible Renewable Energy Development Certificate from Griffith University and the Community Power Agency, a Public Relations Postgraduate from RMIT and a Bachelor of Arts Humanities from Monash University.

Anne understands the importance of community input when planning infrastructure projects. She is passionate about giving back to the community and has been a CFA volunteer for over 13 years.

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Stephen Buckle

Non-Executive Director and Chairman

Stephen brings vast industry experience and entrepreneurship to the OSMI team. Stephen completed a fine art degree and graduated in 1984, majoring in ceramics. He then worked as a commercial and domestic builder until 1999 when he established a successful business under the name Stephen Buckle and Associates Pty Ltd, which still exists today. For seven years he owned, developed and managed a 72-bed aged care facility in Kew called Highgrove.

Stephen was the founding director of Wind Power Pty Ltd, a wind farm development company responsible for six turbines in Wonthaggi, 52 turbines in Bald Hills, 129 turbines in Waubra as well as Stockyard Hills wind farms. These were some of the earliest and biggest wind farms in Victoria. After ten years of building this highly successful business, Stephen sold Wind Power to Origin Energy and the company, along with its ten employees, moved to Origin and became Origin’s renewable energy department.

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