Operating wind farms by Commonwealth Electoral Division

19 February 2010

Greg Baker
Statistics and Mapping Section

Contents

Introduction
Wind farms by Commonwealth Electoral Division
Barker (South Australia)
Braddon (Tasmania)
Calare (New South Wales)
Grey (South Australia)
Hume (New South Wales)
Kalgoorlie (Western Australia)
Kennedy (Queensland)
Macquarie (New South Wales)
Mayo (South Australia)
McMillan (Victoria)
Newcastle (New South Wales)
O'Connor (Western Australia)
Wannon (Victoria)

Introduction

The following wind farms are currently operating in Australia. Where available each of the following records has the following data—project name; company name; location; number of turbines; output per turbine in kilowatts (one kilowatt is one thousand watts); capacity in megawatts (one megawatt is one million watts or one thousand kilowatts); and date of commencement.

Wind farms by Commonwealth Electoral Division

Barker (South Australia)

PROJECT NAME:

CANUNDA WIND FARM[1]

Company:

International Power[2]

Site:

Tantanoola

Number of turbines:

23

Capacity per turbine (kW):

2000

Capacity (MW):

46.0

Generating since:

March 2005

   

PROJECT NAME:

LAKE BONNEY WIND FARM[3]

Company:

Infigen Energy[4]

Site:

Millicent

Number and capacity of turbines:

46 x 1750 kW = 80.5 MW Stage 1 March 2005

 

53 x 3000 kW = 159.0 MW Stage 2 Sept  2008

Capacity (MW):

239.5

Generating since:

March 2005


Braddon (Tasmania)

PROJECT NAME:

HUXLEY HILL /KING ISLAND WIND FARM[5]

Company:

Hydro Tasmania[6]

Site:

King Island

Number and capacity of turbines:

3 x 250 kW = 0.75 MW

 

2 x 850 kW = 1.70 MW

Capacity (MW):

2.5

   

PROJECT NAME:

WOOLNORTH WIND FARM[7]

Company:

Roaring 40s[8]

Site:

Woolnorth

Number and capacity of turbines:

6 x 1750 kW = 10.5 MW

 

31 x 1750 kW = 54.3 MW

 

25 x 3000 kW = 75.0 MW

Capacity (MW):

139.8

Calare (New South Wales)     

PROJECT NAME:

BLAYNEY WIND FARM[9]

Company:

Eraring Energy[10]

Site:

Lake Carcoar

Number of turbines:

15

Capacity per turbine (kW):

660

Capacity (MW):

9.9


Grey (South Australia)

PROJECT NAME:

CATHEDRAL ROCKS WIND FARM[11]

Company:

Roaring 40s[12] / Acciona Energy

Site:

Eyre Peninsula

Number of turbines:

33

Capacity per turbine (kW):

2000

Capacity (MW):

66.0

Generating since:

Late 2005

   

PROJECT NAME:

WATTLE POINT WIND FARM[13]

Company:

ANZ Energy Infrastructure Trust

Site:

Edithburgh

Number of turbines:

55

Capacity per turbine (kW):

1650

Capacity (MW):

90.8

Generating since:

June 2005

   

PROJECT NAME:

MOUNT MILLAR WIND FARM[14]

Company:

Transfield Services Infrastructure Fund[15]

Site:

Eyre Peninsula

Number of turbines:

35

Capacity per turbine (kW):

2000

Capacity (MW):

70.0

Generating since:

February 2006

   
   


PROJECT NAME:

HALLETT 1 WIND FARM[16]

Company:

AGL Energy[17]

Site:

Brown Hill Range

Number of turbines:

45

Capacity per turbine (kW):

2100

Capacity (MW):

94.5

Generating since:

March 2007

   

PROJECT NAME:

SNOWTOWN WIND FARM[18]

Company:

Wind Prospect / Trust Power[19]

Site:

Lochiel

Number of turbines:

47

Capacity per turbine (kW):

2100

Capacity (MW):

98.7

Generating since:

2008

Hume (New South Wales)

PROJECT NAME:

CROOKWELL WIND FARM[20]

Company:

Eraring Energy[21]

Site:

Crookwell

Number of turbines:

8

Capacity per turbine (kW):

600

Capacity (MW):

4.8

Generating since:

July 1998


PROJECT NAME:

CULLERIN RANGE WIND FARM[22]

Company:

Origin Energy[23]

Site:

Cullerin

Number of turbines:

15

Capacity per turbine (kW):

2000

Capacity (MW):

30.0

Generating since:

August 2009

   

PROJECT NAME:

CAPITAL WIND FARM[24]

Company:

Infigen Energy[25]

Site:

Bungendore

Number of turbines:

67

Capacity per turbine (kW):

2100

Capacity (MW):

140.7

Generating since:

October 2009

Kalgoorlie (Western Australia)

PROJECT NAME:

NINE MILE BEACH WIND FARM[26]

Company:

Horizon Power[27]

Site:

Esperance

Number of turbines:

6

Capacity per turbine (kW):

600

Capacity (MW):

3.6

   
   


PROJECT NAME:

TEN MILE LAGOON WIND FARM[28]

Company:

Horizon Power[29]

Site:

Esperance

Number of turbines:

9

Capacity per turbine (kW):

225

Capacity (MW):

2.0

Generating since:

1993

   

PROJECT NAME:

DENHAM WIND–DIESEL[30]

Company:

Verve Energy[31]

Site:

Denham

Number of turbines:

4

Capacity per turbine (kW):

230

Capacity (MW):

0.9

Kennedy (Queensland)

PROJECT NAME:

WINDY HILL WIND FARM[32]

Company:

Transfield Services Infrastructure Fund[33]

Site:

Ravenshoe

Number of turbines:

20

Capacity per turbine (kW):

600

Capacity (MW):

12.0

Generating since:

August 2000


Macquarie (New South Wales)

PROJECT NAME:

HAMPTON WIND FARM[34]

Company:

Hickory Hill Wind Energy

Site:

Hampton

Number of turbines:

2

Capacity per turbine (kW):

660

Capacity (MW):

1.3

Generating since:

September 2001

Mayo (South Australia)

PROJECT NAME:

STARFISH HILL WIND FARM[35]

Company:

Transfield Services Infrastructure Fund[36]

Site:

Cape Jervis

Number of turbines:

23

Capacity per turbine (kW):

1500

Capacity (MW):

34.5

Generating since:

July 2003

McMillan (Victoria)

PROJECT NAME:

TOORA WIND FARM[37]

Company:

Transfield Services Infrastructure Fund[38]

Site:

Toora

Number of turbines:

12

Capacity per turbine (kW):

1750

Capacity (MW):

21.0

Generating since:

October 2002

   

PROJECT NAME:

WONTHAGGI WIND FARM[39]

Company:

Origin Energy[40]

Site:

Wonthaggi

Number of turbines:

6

Capacity per turbine (kW):

2000

Capacity (MW):

12.0

Generating since:

December 2005

Newcastle (New South Wales)

PROJECT NAME:

KOORAGANG ISLAND

Company:

Energy Australia[41]

Site:

Newcastle

Number of turbines:

1

Capacity per turbine (kW):

600

Capacity (MW):

0.6

Generating since:

1997

O'Connor (Western Australia)

PROJECT NAME:

ALBANY WIND FARM[42]

Company:

Verve Energy[43]

Site:

Albany

Number of turbines:

12

Capacity per turbine (kW):

1800

Capacity (MW):

21.6

Generating since:

July 2001

   

PROJECT NAME:

EMU DOWNS WIND FARM[44]

Company:

Stanwell Corporation / Griffin Energy[45]

Site:

Cervantes

Number of turbines:

48

Capacity per turbine (kW):

1650

Capacity (MW):

79.2

Generating since:

2006

   

PROJECT NAME:

ALINTA WIND FARM[46]

Company:

Infigen Energy[47]

Site:

Geraldton

Number of turbines:

54

Capacity per turbine (kW):

1650

Capacity (MW):

89.1

Generating since:

January 2006

   

PROJECT NAME:

HOPETOUN WIND–DIESEL[48]

Company:

Verve Energy[49]

Site:

Hopetoun

Number of turbines:

2

Capacity per turbine (kW):

600

Capacity (MW):

1.2

Wannon (Victoria) 

PROJECT NAME:

CODRINGTON WIND FARM[50]

Company:

Pacific Hydro[51]

Site:

Port Fairy

Number of turbines:

14

Capacity per turbine (kW):

1300

Capacity (MW):

18.2

Generating since:

June 2001

   

PROJECT NAME:

CHALLICUM HILLS WIND FARM[52]

Company:

Pacific Hydro[53]

Site:

Ararat

Number of turbines:

35

Capacity per turbine (kW):

1500

Capacity (MW):

52.5

Generating since:

August 2003

   

PROJECT NAME:

WAUBRA WIND FARM[54]

Company:

Acciona Energy[55] / ANZ Infrastructure Services

Site:

Waubra

Number of turbines:

128

Capacity per turbine (kW):

1500

Capacity (MW):

192.0

Generating since:

February 2009

   


PROJECT NAME:

YAMBUK WIND FARM[56]

Company:

Pacific Hydro[57]

Site:

Port Fairy

Number of turbines:

20

Capacity per turbine (kW):

1500

Capacity (MW):

30.0

Generating since:

May 2007

   

PROJECT NAME:

CAPE BRIDGEWATER WIND FARM[58]

Company:

Pacific Hydro[59]

Site:

Portland

Number of turbines:

29

Capacity per turbine (kW):

2000

Capacity (MW):

58.0

Generating since:

Mid-2008


[1].       International Power, ‘Canunda wind farm’, International Power website, viewed 9 February 2010, http://www.ipplc.com.au/Page.php?iPageID=35.

[2].       International Power website, viewed 9 February 2010, http://www.ipplc.com.au/index.php.

[3].       Infigen Energy, ‘Lake Bonney 1 SA, Australia’, Infigen website, viewed 9 February 2010, http://www.infigenenergy.com/assets/australia/lake-bonney-1-sa-australia.aspx; and Infigen Energy, ‘Lake Bonney 2 SA, Australia’, Infigen website, viewed 9 February 2010, http://www.infigenenergy.com/assets/australia/lake-bonney-2-sa-australia.aspx.

[4].       Infigen Energy website, viewed 9 February 2010, http://www.infigenenergy.com.

[5].       Hydro Tasmania, ‘Wind Power: Hydro Tasmania’s King Island Wind Farm’, Hydro Tasmania website, viewed 9 February 2010,      http://www.hydro.com.au/Documents/Renewables%20Development/5882Roaring40s.pdf

[6].       Hydro Tasmania website, viewed 9 February 2010, http://www.hydro.com.au.

[7].       Roaring 40s, ‘Woolnorth’, Roaring 40s website, viewed 9 February 2010   http://www.roaring40s.com.au/article.php?Doo=ContentView&id=296.

[8].       Roaring 40s website, viewed 9 February 2010,  http://www.roaring40s.com.au/index.php?Doo=ContentView&id=100.

[9].       Eraring Energy, ‘Blayney’, Eraring Energy website, viewed 9 February 2010,   http://www.eraring-energy.com.au/Default.aspx?aCateId=799.

[10].     Eraring Energy website, viewed 9 February 2010, http://www.eraring-energy.com.au.

[11].     Roaring 40s / Acciona Energy, ‘Cathedral Rocks’, Roaring 40s website, viewed 10 February   2010, http://www.roaring40s.com.au/article.php?Doo=ContentView&id=299.

[12].     Roaring 40s website, viewed 10 February 2010,      http://www.roaring40s.com.au/index.php?Doo=ContentView&id=100.

[13].     ANZ, Purchase of Wattle Point Wind Farm Pty Ltd, media release, 23 April 2007, viewed 10 February 2010, http://www.anz.com/resources/6/c/6c106d804d2faacd8426b4766a918285/ANZ-MediaRelease-20070423a.pdf.

[14].     Transfield Services Infrastructure Fund, ‘Mt Millar Wind Farm’, Transfield Services Infrastructure Fund website, viewed 10 February 2010,   http://www.tsinfrastructurefund.com/page/Infrastructure_Assets/Mt_Millar_wind_farm.

[15].     Transfield Services Infrastructure Fund website, viewed 10 February 2010, http://www.tsinfrastructurefund.com/.

[16].     AGL Energy, ‘In Fact—Hallett Stage 1 wind farm’, AGL Energy website, viewed 10 February 2010, http://www.agl.com.au/Downloads/In-Fact_Hallett-Stage-1-Wind-Farm_June%202008.pdf

[17].     AGL Energy website, viewed 10 February 2010, http://www.agl.com.au.

[18].     Trust Power, ‘ Snowtown’, Trust Power website, viewed 10 February 2010, http://www.trustpower.co.nz/index.php?section=163.

[19].     Trust Power website, viewed 10 February 2010, http://www.trustpower.co.nz.

[20].     Eraring Energy, ‘Crookwell’, Eraring Energy website, viewed 10 February 2010, http://www.eraring-energy.com.au/Default.aspx?aCateId=858.

[21].     Eraring Energy website, viewed 10 February 2009, http://www.eraring-energy.com.au.

[22].     Origin Energy, ‘Cullerin Range Wind Farm’, Origin Energy website, viewed 9 February 2010, http://www.originenergy.com.au/593/Cullerin-Range-wind-farm.

[23].     Origin Energy website, viewed 9 February 2010, http://www.originenergy.com.au.

[24].     Infigen Energy, ‘Capital Wind Farm, NSW, Australia’, Infigen Energy website, viewed 9 February 2010, http://www.infigenenergy.com/assets/australia/capital-wind-farm.aspx

[25].     Infigen Energy website, viewed 9 February 2010, http://www.infigenenergy.com.

[26].     Horizon Power, ‘Esperance Wind Farms’, Horizon Power website, viewed 10 February 2010, http://www.horizonpower.com.au/environment/renewable_energy/wind/wind_nine_mile.html.

[27].     Horizon Power website, viewed 10 February 2010, http://www.horizonpower.com.au.

[28].     Horizon Power, ‘Esperance Wind Farms’, Horizon Power website, viewed 10 February 2010, http://www.horizonpower.com.au/environment/renewable_energy/wind/wind_nine_mile.html.

[29].     Horizon Power website, viewed 10 February 2010, http://www.horizonpower.com.au.

[30].     Verve Energy, ‘Denham wind & diesel system’, Verve Energy website, viewed 10 February 2009, http://www.verveenergy.com.au/mainContent/sustainableEnergy/OurPortfolio/Denham_Wind_Farm.html.

[31].     Verve Energy website, viewed 10 February 2010, http://www.verveenergy.com.au.

[32].     Transfield Services Infrastructure Fund, ‘Windy Hill Wind Farm’, Transfield Services Infrastructure Fund website, viewed 10 February 2010,  http://www.tsinfrastructurefund.com/page/Infrastructure_Assets/Windy_Hill_wind_farm.

[33].     Transfield Services Infrastructure Fund website, viewed 10 February 2010, http://www.tsinfrastructurefund.com.

[34].     Clean Energy Council, ‘Hampton Wind Park’, Clean Energy Council website, viewed 10 February 2010, http://www.bcse.org.au/cec/resourcecentre/casestudies/Wind/Hampton.html.

[35].     Transfield Services Infrastructure Fund, ‘Starfish Hill Wind Farm’, Transfield Services Infrastructure Fund website, viewed 10 February 2010, http://www.tsinfrastructurefund.com/page/Infrastructure_Assets/Starfish_Hill_wind_farm.

[36].     Transfield Services Infrastructure Fund website, viewed 10 February 2010, http://www.tsinfrastructurefund.com.

[37].     Transfield Services Infrastructure Fund, ‘Toora Wind Farm’, Transfield Services Infrastructure Fund website, viewed 10 February 2010, http://www.tsinfrastructurefund.com/page/Infrastructure_Assets/Toora_wind_farm.

[38].     Transfield Services Infrastructure Fund website, viewed 10 February 2009, http://www.tsinfrastructurefund.com.

[39].     Regional Wind Farms, ‘Wonthaggi’, Wind Power website, viewed 29 October 2009, http://www.wind-power.com.au/Projects/Wonthaggi/index.asp.

[40].     The Wonthaggi Wind Farm is owned by Origin Energy but managed by Transfield Services. Origin Energy website, viewed 11 February 2010, http://www.originenergy.com.au. See Origin Energy, Origin acquires Wind Power and 1460 megawatt wind development pipeline in Victoria, media release, 6 May 2009, viewed 11 February 2010, http://www.wind-power.com.au/Downloads/Origin_Wind_Power_Press_Release.pdf. Transfield Services is at http://www.transfieldservices.com/page/Industry_Sectors/Infrastructure_Services/Power/Generation, viewed 11 February 2010.

[41].     Energy Australia website, viewed 11  February 2010, http://www.energyaustralia.com.au 

[42].     Verve Energy, ’Albany Wind Farm’, Verve Energy website, viewed 11 February 2010, http://www.verveenergy.com.au/mainContent/sustainableEnergy/OurPortfolio/Albany_Wind_Farm.html.

[43].     Verve Energy website, viewed 11 February 2010, http://www.verveenergy.com.au.

[44].     Griffin Energy, ‘Emu Downs Wind Farm’, Griffin Energy website, viewed 11 February 2010, http://www.griffinenergy.com.au/default.aspx?MenuID=78.

[45].     Griffin Energy website, viewed 11 February 2010, http://www.griffinenergy.com.au. Stanwell Corporation is at http://www.stanwell.com, viewed 11 February 2010.

[46].     Infigen Energy, ‘Alinta Wind Farm, WA, Australia’, Infigen Energy website, viewed 11 February 2010, http://www.infigenenergy.com/assets/australia/alinta-wind-farm-wa-australia.aspx.

[47].     Infigen Energy website, viewed 11 February 2010, http://www.infigenenergy.com.

[48].     Verve Energy, ‘Hopetoun’s wind-diesel system’, Verve Energy website, viewed 11 February 2010, http://www.verveenergy.com.au/mainContent/sustainableEnergy/OurPortfolio/Hopetoun_Wind_Turbine.html.

[49]      Verve Energy website, viewed 11 Febraury 2010, http://www.verveenergy.com.au.

[50].     Pacific Hydro,’ Codrington Wind Farm’, Pacific Hydro website, viewed 11 February 2010, http://www.pacifichydro.com.au/en-us/our-projects/australia--pacific/codrington-wind-farm.aspx

[51].     Pacific Hydro website, viewed 11 February 2010, http://www.pacifichydro.com.au.

[52].     Pacific Hydro, ‘Challicum Hills Wind Farm’, Pacific Hydro website, viewed 11 February 2010, http://www.pacifichydro.com.au/en-us/our-projects/australia--pacific/challicum-hills-wind-farm.aspx

[53].     Pacific Hydro website, viewed 11 February 2010, http://www.pacifichydro.com.au.

[54].     Acciona Energy, ‘Waubra Wind Farm’, Acciona Energy website, viewed 11 February 2010, http://www.waubrawindfarm.com.au/waubra/index.htm.

[55].     Acciona Energy website, viewed 11 February 2010, http://www.acciona-energia.com.

[56].     Pacific Hydro, ‘Yambuk Wind Farm’, Pacific Hydro website, viewed 11 February 2010, http://www.pacifichydro.com.au/en-us/our-projects/australia--pacific/pwep-stage-i---yambuk-wind-farm.aspx

[57].     Pacific Hydro website, viewed 11 February 2010, http://www.pacifichydro.com.au.

[58].     Pacific Hydro, ‘Cape Bridgewater Wind Farm’, Pacific Hydro website, viewed 11 February 2010, http://www.pacifichydro.com.au/en-us/our-projects/australia--pacific/pwep-stage-ii---cape-bridgewater.aspx

[59].     Pacific Hydro website, viewed 11 February 2010, http://www.pacifichydro.com.au.

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