The Archer Point Wind Farm, alternatively Jalunji Wind Park or Cooktown Wind Farm, is a proposed wind farm to be located at Archer Point, about 15 km south of Cooktown, Queensland. It is expected to cost A$250 million to construct.
The wind farm is envisioned to have 60 wind turbines in Stage 1. The total generation capacity for Stage 1 would be 138 MW. This would be enough electricity generation to power the entire Cape York Peninsula while supplementing the electricity needs of Port Douglas and Cairns. Archer Point is recognised as one of the windiest places in Queensland.
The project would generate about 884 GWh of electricity annually – enough electricity to power over 80,000 average Queensland homes. In addition, the wind farm would make a very significant contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Queensland – reducing electricity emissions by over 370,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually. This would b