Wattle Point Wind Farm - SA

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Position

DEG: -35.099998 137.720001
DMS: 35º 05' 59.99" S 137º 43' 12" E
UTM: 53 H 6112482mN 747934mE
Altitude: 15.02m

Description

Place Type

Recreation - Point of Interest

Location

82.42kms West of Adelaide - Driving 231 km (2 hours 51 mins)

Address & Contact

Sheoak Beach Rd
Edithburgh SA 5583
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

Wattle Point wind farm, near Edithburgh on Yorke Peninsula, used to be Australia's largest. Covering an area of 17.5 square kilometres, with 55 wind turbines, and costing AU $180 Million Dollars to construct.The Wattle Point wind farm was oficially put into operation in June 2005.

For more information see http://www.geocities.com/daveclarkecb/Australia/WindSA.html

Wattle Point Wind Farm is Australia's largest wind farm, with 55 Vestas V82 Wind Turbines, that produce 91 MW of clean, green renewable energy, or 312,000 MWh or 2% of South Australia's Electricity per year, which is enough to power 52,000 homes. Officially opened on the 16th June 2005 by the Hon Mile Rann, Premier of South Australia at a cost of $180 Million Dollars.

Construction on the site commenced in July 2004 and the site was completed by April 2005, where further tests were carried out before its official opening. During its peak, there were 162 people employed on the project, while today, there are five full time service technicians employed to operate and maintain the wind farm. The expected life of the wind farm should be 25 years.

The towers are 67 metres tall and the blades are 40 metres tall giving the towers a total height to the tip of the blades of 110 metres. Electricity generated by the wind farm is fed directly into Electronet's 132KV main transmission system, and then into the national electricity grid. 3 kilometres from Edithburgh on Sheoak Beach Road, there is a free public viewing area.
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Closest Weather Station

Edithburgh at 25/05:30pm CDT
Distance from Wattle Point Wind Farm 2.22km SE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
22.5°C20.7°C71%17.0°C1013.9hPa0.0mmSW22km/hr
12knots
30km/hr
16knots

Closest Climatic Station

Edithburgh
Distance from Wattle Point Wind Farm 2.22km SE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C25.125.223.321.118.315.815.015.817.720.122.423.8
Mean Min. °C16.617.115.612.910.88.97.57.48.510.813.314.8
Mean Rain mm11.717.019.624.144.458.243.246.242.229.518.217.3

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