Starfish Hill Wind Farm, South Australia
We are excited to announce that Starfish Hill Wind Farm has joined our expanding and innovative renewable generation portfolio.
Starfish Hill Wind Farm is a wind power station spread over two hills on the tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula near Cape Jervis, South Australia. It has 22 wind turbines, 8 on Starfish Hill and 15 on Salt Creek Hill, with a combined generating capacity of 33 MW of electricity.
Starfish Hill Wind Farm was commissioned in September 2003, and was the first of its kind in SA. The wind power station site has consistently high winds, is sparsely populated and was previously cleared for farming and grazing.
Starfish Hill Wind Farm is on track to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 2.1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent during its forecast 25 year operating life, by replacing coal or gas in energy production processes through harnessing the pure natural wind resource.
The location of the wind farm near the grid also helps avoid the losses associated with transporting electricity long distances.
Renewable Generation for Local Supply
With the support of Diamond Energy, the wind power station will continue to export clean, renewable electricity to the grid and supply customers in the surrounding region.
“We are excited to work with the Starfish Hill Wind Farm. It has assisted in establishing South Australia as a leader in large scale renewable energy and has reduced the states reliance on coal and gas, whilst supporting regional jobs and investment” Tony Sennitt – Managing Director, Diamond Energy
The 22 wind turbine, 33 MW generation capacity generates sufficient electricity to supply approximately 18,000 households. The avoided greenhouse gas emission of up to 2.1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent over its 25 year operating life, roughly equivalent to removing 19,000 average cars.