Hampton Wind Park

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Hampton Wind Park
Hampton Wind Park is located in New South Wales
Hampton Wind Park
Location of Hampton Wind Park
in New South Wales
Country Australia
Location Near Lithgow, New South Wales
Coordinates 33°38′59″S 150°3′0″E / 33.64972°S 150.05000°E / -33.64972; 150.05000Coordinates: 33°38′59″S 150°3′0″E / 33.64972°S 150.05000°E / -33.64972; 150.05000
Status Operational
Commission date 20 September 2001
Construction cost A$2.4 million
Owner(s) Hampton Wind Park Company
Operator(s) Hampton Wind Park Company
Wind farm
Type onshore
Hub height 50 m (164 ft)
Rotor diameter 47 m (154 ft)
Rated wind speed 28.4 revolutions per minute
Power generation
Units operational 2 X 660kW
Make and model Vestas
Nameplate capacity 1.32 MW
Annual generation 3 GW hours

The Hampton Wind Park is a wind power station near Hampton, south-east of Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia. Initiated, developed and operated privately by a landholder, the farm has two wind turbines, with a total nameplate capacity of 1.32 MW of renewable electricity which is supplied to the main electricity grid.[1]

Technical information[edit]

Wind Corporation Australia, an energy development company, was established in 2000 by founding investor CVC REEF Limited to develop and commission the Hampton Wind Park.[2] Project cost was A$2.4 million, funded by an investment by CVC-REEF and the NSW Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA).[1]

Opened in September 2001, the wind farm reduces greenhouse gases by 3,000 tonnes each year[3] over the 20 year life of the project, compared to the equivalent electricity generation from coal. The wind turbines are Vestas V47-660 kW models, with 50 metres (160 ft) hub height and 47 metres (154 ft) rotor diameter.[1]

The wind farm's output feeds the grid, and creates renewable energy credits which Integral Energy sells to its Green Power subscribers.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Hampton Wind Park". Clean Eergy Council. 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Wind Corporation Australia". Portfolio. CVC REEF Limited. 2007. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Wind farm takes off". News. SKM Consulting. September 2001. Retrieved 17 December 2011.