Goldwind Australia has announced that the first turbine at Moorabool Wind Farm, located approximately 25 kilometres south-east of Ballarat, is now connected to the Victorian transmission network and generating electricity.
The managing director of Goldwind Australia, John Titchen, said this was a significant step in the project which once operational, will produce enough clean, emission-free energy to power approximately 228,000 Victorian homes.
“As part of the commissioning phase that is currently underway on the northern section of the Moorabool Wind Farm, the project is now connected to the Victorian transmission network and is generating electricity,” Mr Titchen said.
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“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.
“Once fully operational, the 312 MW 104-wind turbine project will be one of the largest wind farms in Victoria and will directly employ up to 20 permanent full-time maintenance roles.”