The Albany wind farm consists of 18 turbines producing over 35 megawatts of electricity. It often meets 80 per cent of the city's needs.
Wind energy is one of the fastest growing sustainable energy source in the world. In 2014 wind energy generation met over four per cent of Australia's needs. In 2015 wind energy supplied 100 per cent of South Australia's electricity demand on several days.
As of early 2015 there were 71 wind farms operating in Australia.