South Australia has world-class wind resources that have attracted significant large scale renewable energy investment.
Harnessing energy from wind involves the use of a turbine to convert air motion into electricity. The turbine has several spinning blades attached to an electromagnetic generator that produces electricity when the wind causes the blades to spin.
The South Australian government has streamlined planning and approvals processes to ensure projects are not delayed by regulatory processes.
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Onshore wind farms in South Australia
There is over 2,000 MW in installed capacity in onshore wind farms in South Australia, comprised of the following projects:
|Wind farm||Installed capacity (MW)|
|Hallett 1 Brown Hill||95|
|Hallett 2 Hallett Hill||71|
|Hallett 4 Brown Hill North||132|
|Hallett 5 The Bluff||53|
|Lake Bonney Stage 2||159|
|Lake Bonney Stage 3||39|
|Lincoln Gap (Stage 1)||126|
Offshore renewable energy generation
A range of reports about electricity generation, consumption, demand and forecasting in South Australia have been prepared by the Australian Energy Market Operator for the South Australian government.
More information about how wind energy works and its place in the energy supply chain can be found at Student Energy.