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The Hallett Wind Farms have the capacity to generate enough clean, green energy to power around 220,000 average South Australian households and also save approximately 770,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases each year.
The four separate wind farms that make up the Hallett Wind Farm group comprises 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 energy to the grid. 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.
Suzlon was engaged by AGL to build the Hallett wind farms and continues to play an important role in the ongoing maintenance and servicing of both North Brown Hill and Bluff Range, while Brown Hill and Hallett Hill are now maintained and serviced by Vestas.
During the development and construction of the wind farms, the total number of jobs (including flow on employment) was estimated at 266 and at its peak, employment was at 433. Currently there are 36 people permanently employed on the operations of the wind farms.
Development of the Hallett Wind Farms, was estimated to have a payback period of 'embodied energy' of 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.