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Why is wind energy an ‘inexpensive’ source of electricity?

You’ve probably heard that wind energy is inexpensive, but what does this actually mean? The cost of energy for any generator is its whole of life costs divided by its lifetime generation; normally measured in $ per MWh. Cost of energy considers all costs, including...

How do we choose a site for a wind farm?

There are number of different factors that go into site selection for wind farms, although primarily, there are three main areas of consideration that either ‘make or break’ a site: Wind Resource: The purpose of a wind farm is to extract energy from the wind and...

Bureau of Meteorology’s Annual Climate Statement 2019

In early January, the Bureau of Meteorology released its Annual Climate Statement for 2019 which summarises their observations across the calendar year. 2019 was Australia’s driest year on record. Across the country, total rainfall was 40% below the long-term average...

Activities For Children

"Mum, I'm Bored!"  We are all going through difficult times as a result of COVID-19. At Golden Plains Wind Farm Management (WestWind Energy), we are making changes to the way we go about our business to protect our people and our community. Most of our people are...

Wind Industry News – How the Wind Farm Connects to the Electricity Grid

There is a tendency to compare getting our home connected to the electricity network and connecting a large generator such as a wind farm to the network. The underlying question in people’s mind is “Why can’t it be simpler?” The reality is, whilst a home...