Acciona has started the commissioning process of the 132-MW Mount Gellibrand Wind Farm, which has involved an investment of $258 million in Victoria, Australia.
As the 44 turbines come online, energy production will ramp up to around 66MW in July, and to the full 132MW capacity in August.
Total output will power approximately 60,000 homes.
Mt. Gellibrand is equipped with Nordex AW125/3000 wind turbines with rated power of 3MW and a rotor diameter of 125 meters installed on an 87.5-metre-high steel tower.
“This project represents a significant investment in the state and in the Australian renewables sector,” said Brett Wickham, Acciona Energy Australia’s Managing Director.
The construction of the project followed a public tender process in which the Victorian Government committed to purchasing the renewable energy certificates generated from 66MW of Mt Gellibrand.
Mt Gellibrand will be Acciona Energy’s fourth wind farm in Australia after Cathedral Rocks (64 MW in South Australia), Waubra (192 MW in Victoria) and Gunning (46.5 MW in New South Wales).