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This is a list of wind farms in South Australia. As of 2022, South Australia has 16 operating wind farms with a total installed capacity of about 2,139 MW. Prior to 2003, a 150 kW unit at Coober Pedy was the only large wind turbine in South Australia.[1]

Table

Project name Sponsoring company Coordinates Capacity (MW) Status Notes
Canunda Wind Farm Engie/Mitsui 37°41′49″S 140°22′44″E / 37.697°S 140.379°E / -37.697; 140.379 (Canunda) 46 Operating
Cathedral Rocks Wind Farm EnergyAustralia/Acciona 34°46′S 135°32′E / 34.76°S 135.54°E / -34.76; 135.54 (Cathedral Rocks) 66 Operating
Clements Gap Wind Farm Pacific Hydro 33°30′00″S 138°06′00″E / 33.500°S 138.100°E / -33.500; 138.100 (Clements Gap) 56.7 Operating Opened February 2010[2]
Goyder Renewables Zone Neoen 33°42′S 139°00′E / 33.7°S 139.0°E / -33.7; 139.0 (Goyder Renewable Zone (proposed)) 412.5 Under construction Goyder South development application released August 2020[3] Goyder South application approved in May 2021.[4] Early works began in December 2021[5] Stage 1 (412.5 MW)
Hallett Wind Farm AGL Energy 33°23′42″S 138°50′24″E / 33.395°S 138.840°E / -33.395; 138.840 (Brown Hill) 350.7 Operating Hallett 1 (94.5 MW), Hallett 2 (71.4 MW), Hallett 4 (132.3 MW), Hallett 5 (52.5 MW). Hallett 3 (95 MW) was cancelled.
Hornsdale Wind Farm Neoen and Megawatt Capital 33°03′29″S 138°32′38″E / 33.058°S 138.544°E / -33.058; 138.544 (Hornsdale) 316.8 Operating Stage 1 (102.4 MW), 2 (102.4 MW) and 3 (112 MW).
Lake Bonney Wind Farm Infigen 37°46′S 140°24′E / 37.76°S 140.4°E / -37.76; 140.4 (Lake Bonney) 278.5 Operating Stage 1 (80.5 MW), 2 (159 MW) and 3 (39 MW).
Lincoln Gap Wind Farm Nexif Energy 32°37′08″S 137°34′48″E / 32.619°S 137.580°E / -32.619; 137.580 (Lincoln Gap) 212.4 Operating [6] 59 3.6MW turbines. Stage 1 (35 turbines - 126 MW) Completed.

Stage 2 (24 turbines - 86.4 MW) completed in 2022.[7]

Mount Millar Wind Farm (Yabmana) Meridian Energy 33°42′S 136°44′E / 33.70°S 136.74°E / -33.70; 136.74 (Mount Millar) 70 Operating [8]
Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park Iberdrola 32°34′01″S 137°51′22″E / 32.56694°S 137.85611°E / -32.56694; 137.85611 (Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park (U/C)) 210 Under construction[9] Hybrid Facility, 210 MW Wind, 107 MW Solar.[10]
Snowtown Wind Farm Tilt Renewables 33°41′S 138°08′E / 33.69°S 138.13°E / -33.69; 138.13 (Snowtown) 368.7 Operating Stage I & II
Starfish Hill Wind Farm RATCH-Australia 35°35′02″S 138°08′13″E / 35.584°S 138.137°E / -35.584; 138.137 (Starfish Hill) 33 Operating
Waterloo Wind Farm EnergyAustralia 34°00′00″S 138°54′00″E / 34.000°S 138.900°E / -34.000; 138.900 (Waterloo) 130.8 Operating Originally built as 111 MW (2010), upgraded to 130.8 MW (2016).
Wattle Point Wind Farm Infrastructure Capital 35°05′42″S 137°43′44″E / 35.095°S 137.729°E / -35.095; 137.729 (Wattle Point) 90.75 Operating
Willogoleche Wind Farm Engie 33°23′35″S 138°50′53″E / 33.393°S 138.848°E / -33.393; 138.848 (Willogoleche) 119 Operating Operating as of 2019.[11]
Keyneton Pacific Hydro 34°34′S 139°13′E / 34.57°S 139.22°E / -34.57; 139.22 (Keyneton (cancelled)) 105[12] Cancelled Development was required to have commenced by 29 November 2019 and completed by 29 November 2021.[13] Expected to produce 325GWh/year.Pacific Hydro cancelled the project in October 2019 when it could not receive a time extension.[14]
Elliston Stages 1, 2 and 3 (Tungketta Hill) Ausker Energies & ANZ Infra Services 33°39′00″S 134°53′24″E / 33.650°S 134.890°E / -33.650; 134.890 (Elliston/Tungketta Hill (proposed)) 200 Planning approval lapsed, new proposal in progress[15] [16]
Green Point Wind Prospect 38°00′S 140°50′E / 38.00°S 140.84°E / -38.00; 140.84 (Green Point (cancelled)) 44 Cancelled Cancelled 2013[17]
Carmody's Hill[18] Pacific Hydro 33°22′S 138°29′E / 33.37°S 138.48°E / -33.37; 138.48 (Carmody's Hill (cancelled)) 175 Possibly cancelled Planning approval lapsed in 2013[19]
Myponga Wind Farm TrustPower 35°24′00″S 138°27′18″E / 35.400°S 138.455°E / -35.400; 138.455 (Myponga (cancelled)) 35 Cancelled [20]
Vincent North (Sheaoak Flat) Pacific Hydro 34°42′S 137°48′E / 34.7°S 137.8°E / -34.7; 137.8 (Vincent North (cancelled)) 59 Cancelled Planning approved in 2004[21] extended for two more years in 2008[22] Planning approval lapsed 2010[23]
Troubridge Point (also known as Wattle Point stage 2) Origin Energy 35°10′S 137°40′E / 35.16°S 137.67°E / -35.16; 137.67 (Troubridge Point (cancelled)) 30 Cancelled Wind Prospect sold to Origin Energy in 2004,[24] seems to have lapsed by 2008.[25]
Ceres Spark Renewables 34°35′S 137°46′E / 34.58°S 137.77°E / -34.58; 137.77 (Ceres (proposed)) 600 Proposed Acquired in May 2022[26]
Kemmiss Hill Origin Energy 35°35′S 138°10′E / 35.58°S 138.16°E / -35.58; 138.16 (Kemmiss Hill (cancelled)) 30 Cancelled Refused planning consent[27]
Waitpinga Waitpinga Wind Farm Pty. Ltd. 35°35′42″S 138°30′18″E / 35.595°S 138.505°E / -35.595; 138.505 (Waitpinga (cancelled)) 50 Cancelled Application rejected 2005[28]
Woakwine Beacon Energy 37°22′30″S 140°01′48″E / 37.375°S 140.030°E / -37.375; 140.030 (Woakwine) 400 Possibly cancelled [29]
Barn Hill (Red Hill) RATCH-Australia 33°34′30″S 138°03′36″E / 33.575°S 138.060°E / -33.575; 138.060 (Barn Hill) 120 Possibly cancelled Not present on website as of September 2021.[30]
Kongorong RATCH-Australia 37°54′00″S 140°33′54″E / 37.900°S 140.565°E / -37.900; 140.565 (Kongorong) 30 Possibly cancelled Listed as another development of RATCH-Australia in October 2016,[31] no longer appears on website as of September 2021.[30]
Kulpara RATCH-Australia 100 Possibly cancelled Listed as another development of RATCH-Australia in October 2016,[32][31] no longer appears on website as of September 2021.[30]
Palmer Tilt Renewables 34°49′S 139°08′E / 34.81°S 139.13°E / -34.81; 139.13 (Palmer) 300 Development approved Final appeal against development approval overturned November 2019[33][34] Still progressing as of April 2021.[35]
Twin Creek Wind Farm RES Australia 34°18′S 139°03′E / 34.30°S 139.05°E / -34.30; 139.05 (Twin Creek) 183 Development approval[36] [37]

See also

References

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