Wind Power Plants in Australia - other states
Studland Bay
Location: TAS
Operator: Roaring 40s Renewable Energy Pty Ltd
Configuration: 25 X 3-MW V90
Operation: 2007
WTG supplier: Vestas
Quick facts: In Nov 2005, Roaring 40s ordered the first V90, 3-MW machines built in Australia for the Studland Bay project. This was the third phase of the Woolnorth scheme.

Photograph courtesy of Roaring 40s Renewable Energy Pty Ltd
Posted 20 Jan 2011

Toora
Location: QLD
Operator: Stanwell Corp
Configuration: 12 X 1.75-MW V66
Operation: 2002
WTG supplier: Vestas

Photograph courtesy of Stanwell Corp
Posted 20 Oct 2004

Windyhill
Location: QLD
Operator: Stanwell Corp
Configuration: 20 X 660-kW E-40
Operation: 2000
WTG supplier: Enercon
EPC: Powercorp Operations
Quick facts: This wind farm is located 3km from Ravenshoe, which is situated at 920m elevation and is the highest town in Queensland. The site is privately-owned Atherton Tableland dairy farmland. The project included an underground 22kV electrical reticulation system, SCADA system, and wind monitoring equipment. The turbines are installed on 44m, 2-piece tubular steel towers and fitted with 22m blades. At completion Windyhill was one of the largest wind plants yet built in subtropical territory.

Photograph courtesy of Stanwell Corp
Posted 10 Nov 2001

   

Woolnorth-I
Location: TAS
Operator: Hydro Tasmania
Configuration: 6 X 1.75-MW V66
Operation: 2002
WTG supplier: Vestas
Quick facts: The wind farm site is on historic grazing property on Cape Grim on Woolnorth's rugged Tasmanian west coast. This area is reputed to have the cleanest onshore air in the world. The Phase I plant went online in Aug 2002 and included a 22kV line to Smithton. Hydro Tasmania is supporting conservation and management of the endangered orange-bellied parrot which is found in the area. This wind farm and a 31-machine expansion in 2004 is also known as Bluff Point.

Photograph courtesy of Hydro Tasmania
Posted 25 Jan 2004

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Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 04-Mar-2017

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