The Ceres Project wind farm is one of the largest renewable energy projects in Australia and the first to connect a capital city to wind power via an undersea cable.
With no overhead power lines, the Ceres Project will bring clean power to 225,000 homes via a High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) connection under the Gulf of St Vincent directly into Adelaide’s power grid.
The $1.6 billion project has development approval for up to 170 wind turbines on the Yorke Peninsula.
By generating 600 megawatts (MW) of clean electricity and reducing polluting greenhouse gas emissions by up to 2.5 million tonnes every year, the Ceres Project will help Australia meet its renewable energy target.
Ceres will showcase South Australia’s status as a global clean energy leader while bringing significant economic and social benefits including up to 500 construction and 50 ongoing jobs.
The international developer of the Ceres Project, Senvion (formerly known as REpower), has installed over 17 gigawatts of wind energy worldwide. In Australia, Senvion has been delivering wind energy solutions since 2002. Senvion now has over 900 megawatts of wind energy installed or under construction across 14 Australian wind farms, including the Coober Pedy and Lincoln Gap projects in South Australia.