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The Snowtown Wind Farm sits on the Barunga and Hummocks Ranges, 170km north of Adelaide, in South Australia. Stage 1 has been generating electricity since 2008. When Stage 2 came online in 2014, they formed the biggest operating wind farm site in South Australia with a total combined capacity of 370MW.

Project Details

Snowtown Stage 1 was our first Australian investment and we are proud of it.

Tilt Renewables (Trustpower) started investigating the site for a wind farm in 2003 and commenced construction of the first stage of the wind farm in 2006.

Stage 1 of the Snowtown Wind Farm was commissioned in September 2008 with 47 Suzlon S88 2.1MW turbines. In 2011, an additional prototype Suzlon S95 2.1MW turbine was installed and commissioned.

Since 2008, Stage 1 has provided reliable electricity into the South Australian electricity network delivering a long term capacity factor of 43%, one of the highest wind farm outputs in Australia.

“The Suzlon S88 has proven to be a reliable turbine achieving long term reliability in line with the industry performance expectations.”

On 17 December 2019, Snowtown 2 Wind Farm was sold to Australian superannuation fund investors whose investment is managed by Palisade Investment Partners Ltd (PIPL), Health Employees Superannuation Trust Australia (HESTA) and First State Super. The Project's new website is here.

Read more about the sale here.

Use the links below to find out more about the Project:

Project Overview

The Snowtown Wind Farm is located 5km west of Snowtown and 170km north of Adelaide in South Australia.

The wind farm is positioned on the Barunga and Hummocks Ranges which are part of a number of low-lying ridgelines running north-south in the mid-north region of the state. The elevation of the Ranges varies from approximately 300m to 430m above mean sea level.

Stage 1 has been in operation since 2008 and consists of 48 Suzlon 2.1MW turbines. Stage 1 is connected into the South Australian electricity network through an onsite substation to the 132kV transmission line running along the western side of the ranges.

News and Updates

The following factsheet provides answers to our frequently asked questions:

Contact us

For further information about the Project please contact us via or on 1800 WE TILT (938 458).

If you have a complaint, please contact us at or on 1800 306 118.

You can find Tilt Renewables' Complaints Handling Procedure here.