Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Australia Wind Farm Begins Operation

Last Update: Thursday, March 31, 2005. 8:26am (AEST)
Official launch today for south-east wind farm
A new $92 million wind farm is being officially launched near Millicent in south-east South Australia today.

The 23-turbine Canunda wind farm will generate about 46,000 megawatts of electricity to power 30,000 local homes.

The wind farm is the region's second to become operational and Jim Kouts from International Power says it will make a significant contribution to cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

"It's similar removing 30,000 cars from the road each year - we estimate that about 140,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide will be saved through the operation of this wind farm, so that equates to something like 30,000 cars from the road each year," he said.