Wonthaggi Wind Farm

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Wonthaggi Wind Farm
Wonthaggi wind farm
Country Australia
Location Victoria
Coordinates 38°36′11″S 145°32′26″E / 38.60306°S 145.54056°E / -38.60306; 145.54056Coordinates: 38°36′11″S 145°32′26″E / 38.60306°S 145.54056°E / -38.60306; 145.54056
Status Operational
Commission date December 2005
Owner(s) Origin Energy
Wind farm
Hub height 66m
Rotor diameter 82m
Rated wind speed 25m/s [1]
Power generation
Units operational 6
Make and model REpower: MM82
Nameplate capacity 12 MW

Wonthaggi wind farm is a wind power station at Wonthaggi in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. It has six wind turbines, with a total generating capacity of 12 MW of electricity.

Technical Details[edit]

Each of the turbines is a German made REpower MM82 turbines, each sitting on an Australian made 66m tall tower.[2] The farm is operated by Origin Energy Australia, and became operational in December 2005.

Blade Snapping Incident[edit]

In March 2012 one of the rotor blades snapped,[3] Senvion (formerly REpower), the manufacturers of the turbine, replaced the blades and blamed the issue on a manufacturing fault. [4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Technical data about Repower MM82 wind turbine". Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Keppel Prince - REpower: Wonthaggi Wind Farm". Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Worries at Victorian wind farm after rotor blade snaps". The Australian. 24 March 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Senvion - Wonthaggi Blade Incident". 31 July 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 

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