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Wind power in Australia

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Wind power is one of the main renewable energy sources in Australia. In 2019, wind power accounted for 8.5% (19.5 TWh) of Australia’s total electricity demand (229.9 TWh) and 35.4% of total renewable energy supply.[1] As of December 2019, there was 6,279 megawatt (MW) of installed wind power capacity and a further 21,845 MW of capacity was proposed or committed to the electricity sector in Australia as of February 2020.[2][1] At the end of 2019 there were 101 wind farms in Australia, most of which had turbines from 1.5 to 3 MW.[1][3] In addition, 30 projects with a combined installed capacity of more than 5,500 MW are either under construction or committed to be built in 2020/21 having reached financial closure.[1] Australian wind power to grid peaked at 4 GW in February 2019.[4]