104 wind turbines have now been successfully installed at Goldwind Australia’s Moorabool Wind Farm, located approximately 25km south-east of Ballarat in Victoria.
When fully operational, Moorabool Wind Farm will produce up to 312MW of electricity, enough to power approximately 228,000 Victorian homes with emission free energy.
Goldwind Australia’s Senior Project Manager, Dusan Hadzi-Nikolov, said this was a significant milestone for the project that saw a high level of community involvement and local benefits.
“Moorabool Wind Farm saw up to 300 local and regional people employed during the construction phase and will see up to 20 permanent full-time maintenance roles once operational,” Mr Hadzi-Nikolov said.
“We are very pleased to continue partnering with the local community in delivering benefits over the operational life of the wind farm.
“Regular community fund grants are an example of this support, with the recent inaugural community fund grant seeing $125,000 distributed to eleven worthy local community groups.”