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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 76 asked in the Legislative Council on 19 February 2019 by Hon Robin Scott

Minister responding: Hon W.J. Johnston
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on


76. Hon ROBIN SCOTT to the minister representing the Minister for Energy:

My question without notice of which some notice has been given is to the Minister for Regional Development representing the Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Industrial Relations.

(1) Will the minister confirm that the Collgar wind farm has a power production capacity of 206 megawatts from 111 Vestas V90 wind turbines?

(2) What was the power output of the Collgar wind farm at 4.00 pm on Friday, 1 February 2019?

(3) What was the total output in megawatt hours of the Collgar wind farm for the 24-hour period commencing at 6.00 am on Friday, 1 February?


I represent the Minister for Energy, so I have the member's answer for him.

The responses have been sourced from market data available on the Australian Energy Market Operator website. The data is compiled as part of AEMO's responsibilities in operating the wholesale electricity market in the south west interconnected system.

(1) The Collgar wind farm has a maximum production capacity of 206 megawatts. The facility's current certified performance capacity during peak trading hours is 20.567 megawatts.

(2) It was 0.122 megawatt hours for the trading interval from 4.00 to 4.30 pm on 1 February 2019.

(3) It was 1 139.903 megawatt hours.