- Canunda Wind Farm, South Australia
Canunda Wind Farm (formerly named Lake Bonney Central Wind Farm) is a $92.5 million, 48 MW
wind powerproject located on grazing land approximately 16 kilometres south of Millicent, and 6 kilometres west of Tantanoola in South Australia. [http://www.windprospect.com.au/sites/canunda.html Wind Prospect -- Canunda] ]
The wind farm is made up of 23 Vestas 2.0MW
wind turbines, together with an underground electrical cable network, access tracks, crane hardstandings, wind monitoring masts and a 33kV double-circuit distribution line. Each turbine consists of a 67 metre high tower and 40 metre long blades, and so are 107 metres in height to the tip of the blade. These wind turbines rotate at speeds between 9 rpm and 19 rpm, depending on the wind speed.
The wind farm generates enough electricity to supply around 30,000 average South Australian homes. The Canunda Wind Farm distribution line is 16km long and transports the generated electricity from the wind farm to a nearby substation at Snuggery. The distribution line traverses mostly roadside verges, avoiding areas of environmental sensitivity along the route.
The Canunda Wind Farm was opened by the Premier of South Australia, Mike Rann, on the 31st of March 2005. The project was completed on time and on budget and
Wind Prospectprovided engineering support to the owners of the wind farm, International Power, during the construction phase.
Wind power in South Australia
* [http://au.geocities.com/daveclarkecb/WindPower.html Wind power and wind farms in South Australia]
* [http://www.agl.com.au/AGL/Press+Releases/17+March+2004.htm Canundra Wind Farm puts AGL on the green map]
* [http://www.geocities.com/daveclarkecb/Australia/WindC_LB.html Photos of Canunda/Lake Bonney wind farms]
* [http://www.internationalpower.com.au/Page.php?iPageID=35 Canunda Wind Farm]
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