- The availability of wind
- Access to the electricity grid
- Current land use
- Environmental impacts
i.e. Power = [constant] x [air density] x [rotor swept area] x [wind velocity]3
Modern wind turbines have been shown to convert approximately 40% of the kinetic energy in the wind into electrical energy. This is known as the “energy efficiency” of the wind turbine (not to be confused with the capacity factor).
What happens to the turbines at the end of the project?
The owner of the wind farm is responsible for removing the turbines at the end of their working life.
In 2009, the NSW Valuer General commissioned an independent study into the impact of wind farms on surrounding land values in Australia (Click here to view). The main finding was that wind farms do not appear to have negatively affected property values in most cases. The report also recommended that further analysis be commissioned in time to capture additional data.
Each turbine is also fitted with a comprehensive lightning protection system that safely transfers any high voltages or currents directly to the earth without affecting turbine performance. However, any electrical facility has the potential to catch fire. The fire control methods for wind farms are the same as those used for all other high-voltage electrical assets.
Bald Hills Wind Farm Pty Ltd
Suite 3, Level 38
120 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
By Phone 1800 027 689
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to review the Bald Hills Wind Farm Community Complaint Evaluation and Response Procedure.
If your complaint is regarding an issue with noise, please include the following information:
- The time and duration of the complaint incidence;
- A description of the type of noise heard, including the direction from which the noise came and the origin of the noise if able to be determined;
- Whether the noise was heard indoors or outdoors; and
- Details of prevailing weather conditions, i.e. wind (strong, medium light), wind direction, storms or the like.