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Mount Emerald Wind Farm

Mount Emerald Wind Farm is built on a plateau between Atherton and Mareeba in Far North Queensland, around 5km from Walkamin.

It was Queensland’s largest wind farm when it began generating clean power in late 2018.

More than 200 jobs were created during construction and the wind farm continues to employ permanent staff to maintain and monitor the turbines.

Location: Near Walkamin, QLD
Capacity: 180.5MW
Fuel Source: Wind
Number of Turbines: 53
Turbine Type: 37 Vestas V117, 16 Vestas V112
Tip Height: 148m and 140m
Fully Operational: 2018

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Collector Wind Farm

Collector Wind Farm is the newest wind farm in the NSW Southern Tablelands.

The site is located 4km north west of Collector.

Clean energy was first generated in November 2020 with full generation expected by mid 2021.

Location: Near Collector, NSW
Capacity: 226.8MW
Fuel Source: Wind
Number of Turbines: 54
Turbine Type: Vestas V117
Tip Height: 150m
Fully Operational: Mid 2021

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Yandin Wind Farm

Yandin Wind Farm is a RATCH-Australia and Alinta Energy investment, managed by Alinta Energy. The site is located 175km north of Perth. RATCH-Australia acquired a 70% interest in the project in 2019. Construction is on schedule to be complete in early 2021.

Location: Near Dandaragan, WA
Capacity: 214.2MW
Fuel Source: Wind
Number of Turbines: 51
Turbine Type: Vestas V150
Tip Height: 180m
Fully Operational: Early 2021

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Yandin
Starfish Hill Wind Farm

Starfish Hill was the first wind farm built in South Australia and sits across two hills on the tip of the Fleurieu peninsula, around 3km to the north-east of Cape Jervis.

The site was chosen for its consistently strong winds, proximity to the electricity grid and good transport connections. The 68m steel towers were produced in Adelaide.

Location: Near Cape Jervis, SA
Capacity: 33MW
Fuel Source: Wind
Number of Turbines: 22
Turbine Type: Vestas NM64C
Tip Height: 100m
Fully Operational: 2003

Toora Wind Farm

The 12 turbines making up the Toora Wind Farm share land in southern Victoria with dairy and cattle herds. Farming activity continues undisturbed while the turbines generate safe, clean renewable electricity.

The wind farm is located on a ridge to the north-east of Toora and includes a viewing deck with boards giving information about how the turbines operate, as well as affording views of the spectacular surrounding scenery.

Location: South Gippsland, VIC
Capacity: 21MW
Fuel Source: Wind
Number of Turbines: 12
Turbine Type: Vestas V66
Tip Height: 100m
Fully Operational: 2002

Windy Hill Wind Farm

Windy Hill was Queensland’s first wind farm when construction was completed in 2000. It is located around 4km from Ravenshoe, the highest town in the state, and as the name suggests, benefits from the very windy conditions.

The site also includes information for visitors and a viewing platform.

Location: Atherton Tablelands, QLD
Capacity: 12MW
Fuel Source: Wind
Number of Turbines: 20
Turbine Type: Enercon E40
Tip Height: 68m
Fully Operational: 2000

Collinsville Solar Farm

The first RATCH-Australia solar farm was built on land surrounding the decommissioned Collinsville Power Station in Queensland.

It comprises 165,000 individual solar panels, which required a workforce of more than 150 to install in 2018.

The project was partly funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. A condition of this funding was that RATCH-Australia would share information about the project, how it was built and operates. This information will help the Australian renewable energy industry learn and continue to flourish.

Location: Collinsville, QLD
Capacity: 42.5MW
Fuel Source: Solar
Solar Panels: Approximately 165,000 Trina Tallmax modules
Fully Operational: 2019

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Kwinana Power Station

This gas-fired co-generation facility is located 45km south of Perth and provides electricity and steam for the adjacent refinery.

RATCH-Australia owns a 30 per cent share of the asset.

Location: Kwinana, WA
Capacity: 119MW
Fuel Source: Natural Gas/Waste Heat
Number of Turbines: 3
Turbine Type: GE Combined Cycle Gas Turbines
Fully Operational: 1998

Kemerton Power Station

The power station is located at Kemerton Industrial Park, around 17km from Bunbury. It was built in 2005 and upgraded to its current capacity in 2008. Not only did this upgrade mean the plant could power an additional 10,000 households, it significantly reduced emissions from the facility.

Kemerton helps secure the power supply to Western Australia through the addition in 2018 of four diesel generators with a total capacity of 7.2MW which can be called on to independently restart a gas turbine in case of total blackout. This will then be used to restart other power stations in the South West Interconnected System.

Location: Kemerton, WA
Capacity: 310MW
Fuel Source: Natural Gas
Number of Turbines: 2
Turbine Type: Siemens Open Cycle Gas turbine
Fully Operational: 2005 & upgraded in 2008

Townsville Power Station

The power station is located 20km to the north of Townsville. A redevelopment in 2005 increased the capacity to 242MW.

Location: Townsville, QLD
Capacity: 242MW
Fuel Source: Natural Gas/Coal Seam Gas
Number of Turbines: 1
Turbine Type: Siemens Combined Cycle Gas Turbine
Fully Operational: 1999 & upgraded in 2005