Canunda Wind Farm
|The $92.5 million Canunda Wind Farm at Lake Bonney, near Millicent in South Australia’s south east, was GDF SUEZ’s first wind farm globally.
Canunda represents a diversification of the Company’s energy business in Australia and a move towards increased power generation from renewable resources.
Canunda Wind Farm has 23 turbines capable of generating approximately 46 megawatts (MW) of electricity- enough to provide the power needs of around 30,000 homes. Each turbine blade spans 39 metres.
The wind turbines at Canunda use wind speeds from 4m/sec and produce maximum energy at 14m/sec and can operate up to 25m/sec (90km/hour).
The wind yield in South Australia will enable Canunda to produce electricity up to 34 per cent of the time- a very high yield by global standards.
The wind farm occupies a site approximately 8 kilometres long by 3 kilometres at its widest point. It is linked by a 14 kilometre, 33,000 volt transmission line to electricity transmission facilities at the Snuggery substation adjacent to the Company’s Snuggery power station.
GDF SUEZ Australian Energy has signed a power purchase agreement with leading energy retailer AGL for all the output generated by the Canunda Wind Farm.
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