South Australia's two coal-fired power stations at Port Augusta shut-down, one permanently, one a large part of each year; partly due to wind power.

An article in The Advertiser, 2012/04/18, said that the Northern Power Station would only run in Summer to meet peak demands while the older Playford Power Station would be shut down permanently.

At the opening of the big 270MW Snowtown 2 Wind Farm Premier Jay Weatherill repeated that "It is a key platform in our plan for renewable energy to supply 50 per cent of the state's annual power by 2025".

But he also said that it would be very difficult to do this if the federal government reduced the Australian Renewable Energy Target (41TWh by 2020).

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This is an expansion from the Victorian Wind Alliance. Many more people are in favour of wind power, but unfortuneatly they are not saying much.

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