Windy Hill Wind Farm is a wind power station near Ravenshoe on the Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia. Windy Hill has 20 wind turbines with a generating capacity of 12 MW of electricity, providing enough power for about 3,500 homes. The cost of the project was A$20 million. It was the first wind farm to be constructed in Queensland and remains the state's largest.Arrange to visit Windy Hill Wind Farm Viewing Area and other attractions in Ravenshoe using our Ravenshoe driving holiday site .
The power station was commissioned in 2000 and was initially operated by the Stanwell Corporation. In December 2007 Windy Hill was sold to Transfield Services Infrastructure Fund (TSIF) as part of Queensland Government's ClimateSmart 2050 strategy. A new substation was built to allow the wind farm's power to connect to the existing 66 kV transmission line. RATCH-Australia Corporation bought TSIF in 2011.
The construction contractor for the wind farm was Powercorp, based in Darwin. The wind turbines are located on private land which continues to be used as a dairy farm. Each tower is 44 metres high. The turbines used at the facility are Enercon E40. They can rotate at speeds between 14 rpm to 38 rpm. Power from the turbines is carried by underground cable to the electricity grid.
Windy Hill Wind Farm Viewing Area Reviews
Ich habe bereits einige Windfarmen in Australien besucht. Aussichtstechnisch ok, aber gibt bessere. Diese Windfarm ist aber definitiv die windigste gewesen. Infotafel vorhanden. more »I have already visited some wind farms in Australia. Lookout ok, but gives better. But this wind farm has definitely been the windiest. Information board available.
It was windy alright! Great view from the lookout. Bit noisy from the fan blades. Be aware of warning signs. I saw one that said Poisonous Snakes. ! Stick to the pathways. more »
Up close and personal views of the wind farm. Impressive..
Fascinated, to be able to see them so close One was burnt, which was interesting also
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