The Hallett Wind Farms can generate enough clean energy to power around 175,000 average Australian homes and save approximately 770,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases each year.

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Four separate wind farms make up the Hallett Wind Farms near the towns of Hallett and Burra in South Australia. The Hallett Wind Farms comprise 166 Suzlon S88 wind turbines and one Suzlon S97 wind turbine together with associated infrastructure such as substations and connection assets to allow the export of clean energy to the grid.

Location

Approximately 180 kilometres north of Adelaide, the farming properties that host the wind farms are near the towns of Hallett and Burra in South Australia and are predominantly used for crops.


fARM cAPACITY OPERATIONAL SINCE
Brown Hill (Hallett) 95 MW June 2008
Hallett Hill 71 MW May 2010
North Brown Hill 132 MW  May 2011
Bluff Range (The Bluff) 53 MW March 2012
Overview
Community

Development and maintenance 

We engaged Suzlon to build the Hallett Wind Farms and they continue to play an important role in maintaining and servicing both North Brown Hill and Bluff Range. Brown Hill and Hallett Hill are maintained and serviced by Vestas.

During the development and construction of the wind farms peak employment was 433. Currently 36 people are permanently employed in day-to-day operations at the wind farms.

The payback period for embodied energy during the development of the wind farms was estimated at less than six months. This means that the total amount of carbon emissions created during construction of the farms would be offset by operation within six months.

Community Complaints and Enquiries

If you would like to enquire or make a complaint about Hallet Wind Farms, please feel free to contact us via the following channels:

AGL Community Complaints & Enquiries Hotline: 1800 039 600
Email: AGLCommunity@agl.com.au
Mail: AGL Community Complaints & Enquiries, Locked Bag 1837, St Leonards NSW 2065

You can find out more about how AGL engages with the community here and access the Community Complaints and Feedback Policy here.

AGL is committed to developing and maintaining good relationships with the local communities in which we live and work. We want to hear from you. To get in touch with suggestions, questions and comments, email AGLCommunity@agl.com.au.

Stakeholder meetings

AGL meets regularly with key stakeholders associated with the Hallett Wind Farms. Throughout 2016/17, meetings have taken place with the State and Federal government representatives, as well as the Goyder Regional Council. These meetings allow for the views of the community to be shared with AGL.

Community Fund

AGL Hallett has established a Community Support Fund, which allows local groups and organisations to benefit from AGL’s presence in their community. Throughout 2016/17 AGL has supported events including the Burra Music Festival, the Garden Expo and the Rally of the Heartland.

For more information about the Community Fund contact AGLCommunity@agl.com.au.