The first turbine at the Moorabool Windfarm is now connected to the transmission network and powering Victorian homes.
Goldwind Australia said it was a significant step in the 104-turbine project, which will eventually harvest enough energy to power 228,000 Victorian households.
Managing Director John Titchen said commissioning was underway in the northern section of the windfarm, near Mt Egerton and Ballan.
“Construction of the southern section of the Moorabool Wind Farm is continuing to make good progress and is expected to be completed later this year,” he said.
“Once fully operational, the 312 MW project will be one of the largest wind farms in Victoria and will directly employ up to 20 full-time permanent people in maintenance roles.”
Meanwhile the two winners of the name-a-turbine competition are expected to be announced on Monday.
The two named towers will be used a part of visitor experience tours.
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