Lake Bonney Wind Farm

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Lake Bonney Wind Farm
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Early morning at Lake Bonney wind farm
Lake Bonney Wind Farm is located in South Australia
Lake Bonney Wind Farm
Location of Lake Bonney Wind Farm
Country Australia
Location Millicent, South Australia
Coordinates 37°45′36″S 140°24′0″E / 37.76000°S 140.40000°E / -37.76000; 140.40000Coordinates: 37°45′36″S 140°24′0″E / 37.76000°S 140.40000°E / -37.76000; 140.40000
Commission date March 2005 (2005-03)
Owner(s) Infigen Energy
Wind farm
Type Onshore
Power generation
Units operational 99
Make and model Vestas
Nameplate capacity 239.5 MW
Capacity factor 34%

Lake Bonney Wind Farm, in South Australia, was built in three stages. Stage 1 comprises 46 turbines each having a rated capacity of 1.75 MW (total 80.5 MW) and was finished in March 2005. Construction of Stage 2 began in November 2006 and was finished around April 2008. Stage 2 comprises 53 turbines of 3 MW (total 159 MW). Stage 3 comprises 13 turbines of 3 MW of total 39 MW).[1]

The wind farm is south of, and contiguous with, Canunda Wind Farm. Both are built along the Woakwine range - a line of stabilised sand dunes that once were coastal. The nearest large town is Millicent.

The owner of the Lake Bonney Wind Farm is Infigen Energy, previously known as Babcock and Brown Wind Partners. Wind turbines are serviced under a post-warranty service agreement by the Original Equipment Manufacturer Vestas.

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