Wind power in South Australia

South Australian use of wind turbines to generate electricity

Wind power in South Australia is a big energy source for the state and South Australia is well suited to wind farms as it is close to the Roaring forties winds.

The information centre near the base of one of the towers at Wattle Point Wind Farm

As of June 2014, South Australia has 16 wind farms, with an installed capacity of 1,473 megawatts (MW). Wind power represented 27% of the state's energy production.[1]

Wind farms do not emit greenhouse gases in the generation of electricity, and so wind power is considered a highly desirable form of renewable energy which assists in the reduction of the State’s reliance on coal and gas fired electricity generation.[2]

References change

  1. Government of South Australia: "Wind energy in South Australia" Archived 2014-12-16 at the Wayback Machine, updated 28 November 2014, retrieved 17 January 2015
  2. Mount Millar Wind Farm (2006). Welcome to Mount Millar Wind Farm Archived 2007-08-29 at the Wayback Machine