Archer Point Wind Farm

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Archer Point Wind Farm
Country Australia
Location Archer Point, Queensland
Coordinates 15°34′48″S 145°18′36″E / 15.58000°S 145.31000°E / -15.58000; 145.31000Coordinates: 15°34′48″S 145°18′36″E / 15.58000°S 145.31000°E / -15.58000; 145.31000
Status Proposed
Owner(s) Yuku-Baja-Muliku Corporation
Wind farm
Site area 2300 ha
Power generation
Units operational 60
Nameplate capacity 100–120 MW

The Archer Point Wind Farm, alternatively Jalunji Wind Park or Cooktown Wind Farm, is a proposed wind farm to be located at Archer Point, about 15 km south of Cooktown, Queensland. It is expected to cost A$250 million to construct.

The wind farm is envisioned to have 60 wind turbines in Stage 1.[1] The total generation capacity for Stage 1 would be 138 MW. This would be enough electricity generation to power the entire Cape York Peninsula while supplementing the electricity needs of Port Douglas and Cairns.[2] Archer Point is recognised as one of the windiest places in Queensland.[3]

The project would generate about 400,000 MW-hr of electricity - enough electricity to power over 75,000 average Queensland homes. In addition, the wind farm would make a very significant contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Queensland - reducing electricity emissions by over 370,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually. This would be equivalent to taking 85,000 cars off the road. Once constructed, the wind farm would have twice the capacity of the largest renewable energy generation facility in Queensland.[citation needed] Towers are expected to be 80 m high.[2]

In May 2011, it was announced that a lease agreement between the traditional land owners and National Power has been reached.[2]

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  1. ^ "Solar Products & Services References: Archer Point". Eco-Kinetics. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Heather Beck (12 May 2011). "Cooktown one step closer to wind farm". The Cairns Post (News Limited). Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Kerrie Sinclair (10 May 2008). "$250m wind power plan for Queensland". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 28 June 2011.