Work is underway on the 336-megawatt Dundonnell Wind Farm, which will generate enough clean energy to power 245,000 Victorian homes thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Victorian Renewable Energy Target.
Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today commended Tilt Renewables on their work to get this major $560 million 80-turbine wind farm near Mortlake underway.
The wind farm is set to provide a major boost for the local economy, delivering around 200 construction jobs and 1500 indirect jobs, with local wind turbine assembly set to commence in Australia for the first time in over 10 years to supply this project.
Geelong’s brand new Vestas Renewable Energy Hub (VREH) on the former Ford site will build the turbines for this project, which will be underpinned by 64 per cent local content under the Labor Government’s Victorian Industry Participation Policy.
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Once operational, the Dundonnell Wind Farm will reduce emissions by roughly 1.3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year. Construction is expected to take around two years and be fully completed in late 2020.
Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said, “The Dundonnell Wind Farm will not only reduce energy prices but will create jobs across south-west Victoria, all jobs that the Liberals fought tooth and nail against.
“We’re proud to make Victoria the leader in renewable energy – this is great for jobs, reducing emissions and driving down energy prices – with our position only growing stronger as more wind farms get underway.”
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