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.
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.
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.
|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|
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 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.
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.
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.
Wind farms and health
- Wind industry statement on confidentiality clauses in landowner contract
- Wind Energy - The Facts, Wind Farms and Health, Clean Energy Council, January 2015
- Wind Turbine Noise and Health Study: Summary of Key Findings, Government of Canada
- Wind Farms and Health - Position Statement - Australian Medical Association, March 2014
- Waterloo Wind Farm Environmental Noise Study, Environmental Protection Authority, South Australia, November 2013
- Infrasound levels near wind farms and in other environments. Environment Protection Authority, South Australia, January 2013
- Wind Farms, Sound and Health: Technical information - Department of Health, Victorian Government, April 2013
- Wind Farms, Sound and Health - Department of Health, Victorian Government, April 2013
- Are wind farms noisy? - Clean Energy Council (video), November 2010
- Farms Technical Paper - Wind Environmental Noise - Clean Energy Council, November 2010
- Wind Turbines and Health - A Rapid Review of the Evidence, National Health and Medical Research Council, July 2010
- Wind Turbines and Health - A Public Statement - National Health and Medical Research Council, July 2010