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.
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