The first five of the total 75 turbines are now producing electricity at the Ararat Wind Farm in south-west Victoria.
A further 20 turbines have been built and are ready to be energised at the 240MW development.
When the ACT’s component of the farm is up and running, the farm will produce enough energy to power 37,160 Canberra homes.
The 80.5MW ACT component, which consists of 27 turbines, is due to be completed in April 2017. Once operational, it will be managed by ACT based company Windlab, providing local jobs and creating a diverse economy in the Territory.
The wind farm will produce clean energy for Canberra homes throughout the next 25 years.
The Ararat Wind Farm is also supporting the CIT Renewable Energy Skills Centre of Excellence and the Australian National University Master’s unit in Wind Energy.