Kiata Wind Farm
CountryAustralia
LocationKiata, Victoria
Coordinates36°24′07″S 141°45′07″E / 36.402°S 141.752°E / -36.402; 141.752Coordinates: 36°24′07″S 141°45′07″E / 36.402°S 141.752°E / -36.402; 141.752
StatusOperational
Construction beganMarch 2017 (2017-03)[1]
Commission dateJanuary 2018 (2018-01)[2]
Construction cost$75,000,000[3]
Owner(s)Windlab and John Laing Group[3]
Operator(s)Windlab
Wind farm
TypeOnshore
Hub height117 m (384 ft)
Rotor diameter126 m (413 ft)
Rated wind speed57 km/h (15.8 m/s)
Site elevation400 m (1,312 ft)
Power generation
Units operational9
Make and modelVestas V126[3]
Nameplate capacity31.5 MW[3]
Capacity factor45.9% (average 2018-2020)
Annual net output126.7 GWh (average 2018-2020)
External links
Websitewww.kiatawindfarm.com.au

Kiata Wind Farm is a small wind farm located along the Western Highway south east of Nhill.[1] The wind farm is owned by Windlab, the John Laing Group and some local shareholders.[3] The turbines were built by Keppel Prince and assembled at the site by Windlab.[3] It was "officially opened" by Lily D'Ambrosio on Australia Day 2018.[2] According to Kiata Wind Farm director Rob Fisher, the Kiata turbines "are the biggest turbines operating in Australia to date."[2] The ABC reported that some of the local landholders would become part owners "via a community investment model."[4]

Operations

The wind farm began grid commissioning in November 2017 and was fully commissioned in December 2017 and has operated continuously since then. The generation table uses eljmkt nemlog to obtain generation values for each month. The URL must be formatted as: "http://nemlog.com.au/show/unit/YYYYMMDD/YYYYMMDD/?k1=GENCODE" Kiata's code is KIATAWF1, so that is used.

Kiata Wind Farm Generation (MWh)
Year Total Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2017 11,105 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 2,560* 8,545*
2018 130,943 9,169 9,788 11,831 7,925 11,121 8,869 13,740 15,109 11,351 12,239 10,216 9,585
2019 126,101 9,249 9,262 9,485 9,134 11,148 10,047 12,132 11,385 9,938 10,526 12,754 11,041
2020 122,993 10,105 9,409 12,254 9,982 9,880 9,197 8,977 11,520 11,958 10,426 9,806* 9,479*
2021 9,758* 8,093* 7,499* 5,460* 11,110*

Note: Asterisk indicates power output was limited during the month.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Kiata Wind Farm Begins Construction". kiatawindfarm.com.au. Kiata Wind Farm. 21 March 2017. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Oliver, Daina (25 January 2018). "New Kiata wind farm is powering ahead". Wimmera Mail Times. Horsham. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Kiata Wind Farm". windlab.com. Wind Lab. 2018. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  4. ^ Lamacraft, Tim (28 March 2016). "Kiata wind farm investment option to be offered to nearby landholders". ABC. Horsham. Retrieved 28 June 2018.