Number of turbines 23   Av. households supplied 23,045 households
Rating of turbines 2 MW Carbon dioxide saved:    
Wind farm size 46 MW        CO2 displacement 118,470 tonnes p.a.
Predicted output 141,036 MWhr p.a.            
Note: The capacity factor used in these calculations is 35.00%.

The Canunda Wind Farm was officially opened by the Premier of South Australia, the Hon Mike Rann, on 31 March 2005. The project was completed on time and on budget. Wind Prospect provided engineering support services to the owners of the wind farm, International Power, during the construction phase.  The completion of this $92.5 million project follows almost 5 years of development by Wind Prospect Pty Ltd.

Canunda Wind Farm (formerly named Lake Bonney Central Wind Farm) straddles the Woakwine range adjacent to Lake Bonney in the southeast of South Australia, approximately 16km south of Millicent and 6km west of Tantanoola.   

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.  The wind farm has an installed capacity of 46MW, and will generate enough electricity to supply around 30,000 average South Australian homes.


28/11/08 Canunda Case Study

Project Manager

Michael Vawser




The Canunda Wind Farm is an example of how much modern wind turbine technology has changed

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