The power station was commissioned in 2000 and was initially operated by the Stanwell Corporation. In December 2007 Windy Hill was sold to Transfield Services Infrastructure Fund (TSIF) as part of Queensland Government's ClimateSmart 2050 strategy. A new substation was built to allow the wind farm's power to connect to the existing 66 kV transmission line. RATCH-Australia Corporation bought TSIF in 2011.
The construction contractor for the wind farm was Powercorp, based in Darwin. The wind turbines are located on private land which continues to be used as a dairy farm. Each tower is 44 metres high. The turbines used at the facility are Enercon E40. They can rotate at speeds between 14 rpm to 38 rpm. Power from the turbines is carried by underground cable to the electricity grid.