Snowtown Wind Farm

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Snowtown Wind Farm
Snowtown wind farm DKC1.jpg
Streamers of fog blow through newly erected Snowtown wind farm turbines
Country Australia
Location Barunga and Hummocks ranges west of Snowtown
Status Operational
Construction began 2007
Commission date 2008
Owner(s) TrustPower
Wind farm
Type onshore
Site area 70.5 acres (285,303 m2)
Hub height 80 m (262 ft)
Rotor diameter 88 m (289 ft)
Power generation
Units operational 47 x 2.1 MW
Make and model Suzlon Energy
Nameplate capacity 98.7

The Snowtown wind farm is a located on the Barunga and Hummocks ranges west of Snowtown in the Mid North of South Australia, around 150 kilometres (93 mi) north of the state capital, Adelaide. It is owned by TrustPower.

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The first power generated by the wind turbines was received into the public grid in December 2007.[citation needed] The first stage of the wind farm, constructed by Suzlon Energy Australia, was substantially completed by October 2008 and was officially opened on 2 November 2008.[1]

It is expected that when all stages are completed[when?] the wind farm will consist of up to 150 turbine,s each having a rated 2.1MW capacity.[citation needed]

Site[edit]

The location of the wind farm, the Barunga Range, is a north-south trending ridge of the Mount Lofty Ranges. Since it is generally treeless, rounded, and lies across the direction of the prevailing westerly winds, it provides an outstanding site for a wind farm.[citation needed]

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