This week the Warradarge Wind Farm in Western Australia was opened by Energy Minister, Bill Johnston.
The wind farm located 15km northeast of Warradarge, and 30km southeast of Eneabba will power up to full capacity by the end of October.
At full capacity, the 180-megawatt wind farm will power the equivalent of 135,000 homes annually.
The Energy Minister announced that the construction of the Warradarge windfarm had been a success with local jobs triumphing.
"It's exciting to witness the sheer scale of this project, and without a doubt, the Warradarge Wind Farm will become one of the best, large-scale renewables projects in Australia.
"The McGowan Government is committed to improving energy affordability and creating a cleaner, greener energy system for Western Australians.
"This is a project that has delivered local jobs using local contractors and will further secure the future of energy supply in this State," Mr Johnston said.
The Warradarge Wind Farm is recognised as one of Australia's best renewable projects due to its abundant wind resources and proximity to existing transmission infrastructure.
As Western Australia's third-largest wind farm it features 51 turbines with a tip height of 152 metres and blades of 66.6 metres.
The turbine parts were manufactured by Vestas with supporting infrastructure works undertaken by local contractor, Decmil.
During construction of the wind farm, more than 200 jobs were created, and there are now currently 25-30 workers commissioning the site and 10 new positions available during the operational phase.
The Warradarge Wind Farm is owned by Bright Energy Investments which is a joint venture between Synergy, DIF Capital Partners and Cbus.
General Manager of Bright Energy Investments, Tom Frood commented on the completion of the project.
"Bright Energy Investments is incredibly proud this large-scale renewable energy project has come to fruition.
"The Warradarge Wind Farm is a world-class asset, and the culmination of this significant project is reflective of the hard work and dedication of everyone involved."
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