The Mortlake South Wind Farm was one of six successful projects announced in September 2018 as part of the Victorian Government’s Renewable Energy Target reverse auction, and it’s currently under construction.
The project helped to create jobs for Victorians, with Keppel Prince, Portland’s second biggest employer, now employing over 150 people and in the past 12 months, they have trained 75 new staff to meet tower manufacturing demands.
The 35-turbine wind farm will also generate enough clean energy to power 117,000 homes a year and is scheduled to commence operation in early 2021. It has directly injected over $180M into regional Victoria.
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