Number of turbines 45   Av. households supplied 47,343 households
Rating of turbines 2.10 MW Carbon dioxide saved:    
Wind farm size 94.50 MW        CO2 displacement 243,379 tonnes p.a.
Predicted output 289,737 MWhr p.a.            
Note: The capacity factor used in these calculations is 35.00%.

The Brown Hill Range Wind Farm (also known as Hallett 1) consists of 45 wind turbines located near Hallett, in the Mid-North of South Australia.  This project forms part of the Provisional Development Planning Consent that was first granted on 22 November 2004, by the Northern Areas Council and Regional Council of Goyder, for up to 130 turbines.   

The Wind Farm is owned by AGL Energy and was officially opened on 13 June 2008, by the Hon Mike Rann, Premier of South Australia.  The site is now in full operation. 

It is believed that around 100 jobs were created during the planning and construction stages.  Some of these workers have now transferred to the construction site of the Hallett Hill Wind Farm (Hallett 2).  If the proposed Mt Bryan (Hallett 3) and North Brown Hill (Hallett 4) Wind Farms proceed, more than 400 new jobs will have been created by 2010. 

Project Manager

Michael Vawser




Aerial view of Brown Hill taken by Roger Duance and Merry Canavan

Brown Hill Range wind turbine in full operation

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