26/04/2015 Milestone The wind farm reaches 100,000 operational turbine hours in the morning of the 26th of April. Overall availability to date is 99.48%.

Three wind turbines are spinning on a hill on a private sheep farm 4 km north of Mt Barker on the western side of Albany Highway. The windfarm consists of three 800kW E53 Enercon wind turbines, bigger than those in Esperance but smaller than those in Albany. As Mt Barker is inland, they are on 73m high towers. The project cost was about $8.5 million in total.

A sign is now up just outside the Mt Barker Tourist Information Office off Albany Highway.

The ground around T1 is now covered in a carpet of grass, mid July.


Project developer and project manager: Major investor: Purchaser of electricity + RECs:

The Mt Barker Wind Project is supported by the Australian Government through the Renewable Remote Power Generation Program. The Program is implemented by the State's Office of Energy in Western Australia.

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