Emu Downs Wind Farm, Western Australia, Australia

Last Modified: Sun Nov 12 2017 21:25:41 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 80 MW
    installed capacity of the Emu Downs Wind Farm, located approximately 30 km inland of Cervantes off Bibby Road near the Brand Highway. It will now also host APA’s Emu Downs Solar Farm.
  • 260 GWh
    of electricity generated per year.
  • 50,000
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year. The wind farm provides electricity to run the Kwinana Desalination Plant, located 260 km to the south, which turns water from the Indian Ocean into nearly 152 million litres of drinking water per day.
  • 280,000 tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year.
  • ?
    hectares of land used.
  • 48
    Vestas V82 wind turbines (each 1.65 MW generating capacity) have been used.
  • 4
    major organisations involved: 1) Project Developer: Stanwell Corporation, Griffin Energy, APA Group 2) EPC and O&M: ? 3) Distributor: Synergy
  • $180 million
    project cost.
  • ?
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • ?
    FTE during operational phase.
  • Nov 2015
    Commencement of construction.
  • Oct 2006
    Plant commissioned.
  • Jun 2011
    Following the collapse of Griffin Energy, the wind farm was sold to the APA Group.