Hallett Wind Farms

Creating a better future for everyone with clean energy and lower greenhouse gases.

Background

The Hallett Wind Farms can generate enough clean energy to power around 205,000 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.

 

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 2012Op

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 Fund

AGL seeks to make a positive contribution to the communities in which it operates. As a major employer and investor in the region, AGL wishes to fulfill its responsibilities as a participant in the local community by establishing a fair and transparent community grants fund. In this regard, the AGL Hallett Wind Farm Community Fund has been designed to support communities surrounding AGL operations in the Mid North of South Australia.

The Community Fund opens once a year to support local community initiatives and/or activities and is delivered in partnership with the Regional Council of Goyder and Northern Areas Council.

Throughout 2019, AGL supported events including the Burra Music Festival and the Rally of the Heartland.

For more information about the Community Fund, you can get in touch with us at through the below channels:

AGL Community Complaints and Enquiries Hotline: 1800 039 600

Email: AGLCommunity@agl.com.au

Community complaints and enquiries

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The AGL Community Engagement Forum is a place to ask questions, provide feedback, or discuss anything about AGL’s operational sites and the communities in which we operate.

Join the conversation

AGL understands that we don’t always get it right, and we want to be informed when we don’t. If you would like to provide any feedback, good or bad, or simply ask some questions, please feel free to get in touch via the following channels:

Complaints and Enquiries Hotline
Call 1800 039 600
Email
AGLCommunity@agl.com.au
Mail

AGL Community Complaints & Enquiries,
Locked Bag 14120 MCMC,
Melbourne VIC 8001

Learn more about how we handle general customer complaints on our complaints page.