Record wind energy production

WIND POWER: The Cathedral Rocks wind farm on Lower Eyre Peninsula produced an above average amount of energy for the month of August.
WIND POWER: The Cathedral Rocks wind farm on Lower Eyre Peninsula produced an above average amount of energy for the month of August.

THE Cathedral Rocks wind farm on Lower Eyre Peninsula produced a record amount of electricity for the year in August, helping to take the state to a record.

Cathedral Rocks produced 21.83 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity for the month, enough to power more than 40,000 homes for a month.

The wind farm's joint owner, Energy Australia, was pleased it could make a significant contribution to the record energy production across South Australia in August.

"We're pleased to contribute to the record supply of wind energy generated during August as it means more clean energy for customers," a company spokesperson said.

South Australia also enjoyed a record month of wind energy production, smashing its previous record.

Wind Farms in South Australia produced 38 per cent of the state's energy for the month of August, well up on the previous record of 31.2 per cent recorded in August last year.

Enough wind energy was produced to make toasted sandwiches for more than 6.1 billion people.

Clean Energy Council Policy Director Russell Marsh said it was great to see South Australia producing so much wind energy.

"It was great to see South Australia's wind farms produce record amounts of electricity in August," he said.

"Wind farms in South Australia provided the equivalent of 38 per cent of the state's power for the month, up from the previous record of 31.2 per cent from August 2012."