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Mount Millar wind farm at sunset

Wind power in South Australia is a significant energy source for the state and South Australia is well suited to wind farms due to its proximity to the Roaring forties.

South Australia has half of the nation's installed wind power capacity. As of October 2011, South Australia had an installed capacity of 1,205 megawatts (MW), which accounts for 21% of electricity production in the state.

Wind farms do not emit greenhouse gases in the generation of electricity, and so wind power is considered a highly desirable form of renewable energy which assists in the reduction of the State’s reliance on coal and gas fired electricity generation.