Wind Farm Performance

April 19, 2014

Wind Farm Capacity Factor (%)

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Wind Farm Output (MW)

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NSW

Vic

Tas

SA

Totals

Electricity Demand (MW)

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Wind Farm Location & Capacity

* Average 5-min instantaneous output/capacity in 2011.
ID Name Region Latitude Longitude Capacity (MW) Capacity Factor* (%)
captl_wfCapital Wind FarmNSW-35.15149.53140.0026.9
cullrgwfCullerin Range Wind FarmNSW-34.81149.4030.0040.1
gunning1Gunning Wind FarmNSW-34.68149.3847.00
woodlwn1Woodlawn Wind FarmNSW-35.06149.5748.00
cnundawfCanunda Wind FarmSA-37.75140.4046.0027.7
cathrockCathedral Rocks Wind FarmSA-34.76135.5466.0031.9
clemgpwfClements Gap Wind FarmSA-33.50138.1057.0035.3
hallwf1Hallett Wind Farm 1SA-33.37138.7394.5039.1
hallwf2Hallett Wind Farm 2SA-33.52138.8771.4039.5
lkbonny1Lake Bonney Wind Farm 1SA-37.76140.4080.5025.8
lkbonny2Lake Bonney Wind Farm 2SA-37.76140.40159.0025.0
lkbonny3Lake Bonney Wind Farm 3SA-37.76140.4039.0022.8
mtmillarMt Millar Wind FarmSA-33.70136.7470.0030.2
nbhwf1North Brown Hill Wind FarmSA-33.41138.71132.3039.9
snowtwn1Snowtown Wind FarmSA-33.69138.1399.0041.9
starhlwfStarfish Hill Wind FarmSA-35.57138.1634.5026.3
bluff1The Bluff Wind FarmSA-33.37138.8052.50
waterlwfWaterloo Wind FarmSA-33.10138.91111.0026.4
wpwfWattle Point Wind FarmSA-35.10137.7390.7533.6
musselr1Musselroe Wind FarmTas-40.75147.95168.00
woolnth1Woolnorth Wind FarmTas-40.68144.70140.0038.7
challhwfChallicum Hills Wind FarmVic-37.38143.0953.0028.0
macarth1Macarthur Wind FarmVic-38.04142.03420.00
mlwf1Mortons Lane Wind FarmVic-37.82142.4720.00
oakland1Oaklands Hill Wind FarmVic-37.68142.5567.00
portwfPortland Wind FarmVic-38.35141.59102.0035.7
waubrawfWaubra Wind FarmVic-37.36143.64192.0037.0
yambukwfYambuk Wind FarmVic-38.33142.0430.0032.8
all All 2660.45

Feature: Annual Graphs for 2011 & 2010

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These charts compare wind power supply with total demand for power across the NEM regions (NSW, Qld, SA, Tas and Vic) for the calendar years 2010 (bottom) and 2011 (top).

The chart to the left shows supply in proportion to total installed capacity (i.e. capacity factor), which allows one to gauge the 'shape' of supply compared to that of demand. The chart to the right shows supply on the same scale as demand.

The data for these graphs are 12-hour averages. A 7-day moving average is overlaid which smooths daily and weekly cycles (mainly applicable to demand) somewhat, and allows one to view patterns more related to weather and seasonal factors.

Wind Farm output
Period all
OutCFOutCFOutCFOutCFOutCFOutCFOutCFOutCFOutCFOutCFOutCFOutCFOutCFOutCFOutCFOutCFOutCFOutCFOutCFOutCFOutCFOutCFOutCFOutCFOutCFOutCFOutCFOutCFOutCF
Demand
Period nsw1vic1qld1sa1tas1all
0694149804874148995519239
1679347144708139793318545
2660644944579130193817918
3636243024449122293617271
4609541484389117794216751
5586840064348114394616311
6569839554305111593516008
7562539204305109693715883
8558939194322108694515861
9560439214349108794615907
10566739694381108095616053
11575940414449109296916310
12589941684472111798716643
136030430146371157103017155
146210434248031174106917598
156493452248451183109618139
166753470449481200111518720
176941482250161224115419157
187092489850101240116619406
197086487550131219113719330
207090486449991197115119301
217000485149321155113319071
226913483648741120110018843
236862484748861123108118799
246832484048961120107118759
256790481149101111107118693
266753481449441100106018671
276719481049911096104718663
286718479350991087104818745
296735479051801073102718805
306789481552921088104219026
316886490253971112106319360
327010502655101180110219828
337186518956651251115820449
347304534957521305119820908
357711556359811366126121882
367907573560021450128522379
377801571558421536128222176
387584559956881531126821670
397457550955861506125021308
407322541955231469120920942
417214533855331452122720764
427114520155381419121620488
437034508654331399118920141
447046503252801383115919900
456962502552081367113019692
466937529751551350110019839
476823535050861606107819943
476823535050861606107819943