At a glance
Start of operation:
Wonthaggi, Victoria, Australia
Generating capacity:12 MW
Abated and avoided emissions:
25,000 tonnes CO2–e p.a.
Equivalent cars off the road:
Equivalent homes powered:
About the wind farm
The site was first identified as a potential wind farm due to its strong coastal wind resource, proximity to the electricity grid and relative distance to existing houses.
Built in 2005, the wind farm infrastructure takes up less than 1% of the land area on a single property used primarily for cattle grazing.
Each of Senvion’s MM82 Wind Energy Converters (WECs) have a hub height of 69 metres and a rotor diameter of 82 metres. The wind farm produces enough energy to power 5200 households.
To ensure the turbines are operating at peak performance, local service technicians regularly monitor and service the turbines.
The power station is capable of generating approximately 30 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity annually, which is enough to power approximately 5200 homes.