Wind Farms in South Australia

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South Australia has world-class wind resources that have attracted significant large scale renewable energy investment.

Harnessing energy from wind involves the use of a turbine to convert air motion into electricity. The turbine has several spinning blades attached to an electro-magnetic generator that produces electricity when the wind causes the blades spin.

The State Government has streamlined planning and approvals processes to ensure projects are not delayed by regulatory processes.

There is nearly 1,700 MW in installed capacity in wind farms in South Australia, comprised of the following projects:

Developer Wind Farm Inst. Cap (MW)
AGL Hydro Partnership Hallett 2 71.4
AGL Hydro Partnership Wattle Point 90.8
AGL SA Generation Pty Limited Hallett 1 94.5
AGL SA Generation Pty Limited North Brown Hill 132.3
AGL SA Generation Pty Limited The Bluff 52.5
Canunda Power Pty Ltd Canunda 46
Cathedral Rocks Wind Farm Pty Ltd Cathedral Rocks 66
HWF1 Pty Ltd Hornsdale 102.4
HWF2 Pty Ltd Hornsdale 2 102.4
Lake Bonney Wind Power Pty Ltd Lake Bonney 80.5
Lake Bonney Wind Power Pty Ltd Lake Bonney Stage 2 159
Lake Bonney Wind Power Pty Ltd Lake Bonney Stage 3 39
Mt Millar Wind Farm Pty Ltd Mt Millar 70
Pacific Hydro Clements Gap Pty Ltd Clements Gap 57
Snowtown Wind Farm Pty Ltd Snowtown Units 1 to 47 99
Snowtown Wind Farm Stage 2 Pty Ltd Snowtown South 126
Snowtown Wind Farm Stage 2 Pty Ltd Snowtown Stage 2 North 144
Starfish Hill Wind Farm Pty Ltd Starfish Hill 34.5
Waterloo Wind Farm Pty Ltd Waterloo 111
Waterloo Wind Farm Pty Ltd Waterloo 19.8

A range of reports about electricity generation, consumption, demand and forecasting in South Australia have been prepared by the Australian Energy Market Operator for the South Australian Government.

Student Energy is a student learning resource that explains how wind energy works and its place in the energy supply chain.

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