Kennedy Energy Park has twelve 3.6MW Vestas V136 turbines installed on the site. Each has a 136m rotor diameter with a 132m hub height.
The force of the wind causes the blades of the turbine to turn, transferring kinetic energy through a gearbox into a generator. The generator produces electricity which is then converted to 50Hz grid-frequency and fed through a transformer to the plant substation.
Wind energy is currently the cheapest renewable energy source available to humankind. It is now cheaper to build new wind plants than to run existing fossil fuel plants. The wind energy industry has been evolving for over 50 years with more than 500,000 turbines in operation around the world. Australia has more than 50 wind farms and approximately 1,000 operating wind turbines.