Woolnorth Wind Farm

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Woolnorth Wind Farm
Vestas V66 turbines at Woolnorth Wind Farm.JPG
Woolnorth Wind Farm is located in Australia
Woolnorth Wind Farm
Location of Woolnorth Wind Farm
Country Australia
Location Woolnorth, Tasmania
Coordinates 40°41′06″S 144°43′01″E / 40.685°S 144.717°E / -40.685; 144.717Coordinates: 40°41′06″S 144°43′01″E / 40.685°S 144.717°E / -40.685; 144.717
Commission date 2002, 2004, 2007
Owner(s) Hydro Tasmania and Guohua Energy Investment Co. Ltd
Power generation
Units operational 62
Nameplate capacity 140 MW (190,000 hp)

Woolnorth Wind Farm is a wind power development, comprising two wind farms, at the Woolnorth property at Woolnorth (which includes the location known as Cape Grim), in the far north-west of Tasmania, Australia. Both wind farms are operated by Woolnorth Wind Farm Holdings, a joint venture between Hydro Tasmania (who own a 25% share) and Shenhua Group (75% share).[1]

Bluff Point Wind Farm was constructed in two stages. The first consisted of six Vestas 1.75 MW (2,350 hp) turbines and was commissioned in 2002. Stage two, commissioned in 2004, expanded the wind farm with a further 31 of the same turbines, for a total generating capacity of 65 MW (87,000 hp).[2]

Studland Bay Wind Farm was commissioned in 2007 and consists of 25 Vestas V90 3 MW (4,000 hp) turbines, for a total capacity of 75 MW (101,000 hp).[2]

Tours to the wind farms are available and operated by a private commercial entity.

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  1. ^ "Agreement announced with Shenhua Group". Hydro Tasmania. 17 November 2014. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Wind power". Hydro Tasmania. Retrieved 18 December 2014.