South Australia is the largest producer of wind energy
in Australia. Wind energy generation is variable based on the weather, so the amount of power a wind farm has the potential to generate is called installed capacity. As of August 2012, South Australia hosts approximately half of the nation’s installed capacity.
There are currently 15 wind farms operating across the state with an installed capacity of 1203 megawatts (MW) of power.
The Australian Energy Market Operator
(AEMO) estimates that in 2011-12 approximately 26% of the state’s energy production came from wind power.
South Australia has been highly successful in attracting a significant portion of the investment in wind energy in the country due to the state's world class wind resources and a streamlined planning and approvals process. In late 2011, Invest in South Australia
was established which includes a team with specialist expertise in attracting further renewable investment to the state.
Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)
List of wind generation licences in South Australia - Essential Services Commission of South Australia (ESCOSA)