The first turbine as part of the Crookwell 2 project has been erected in the Upper Lachlan.
This is the first of 28 turbines contracted by Global Power Generation and General Electric Secure Wind Turbine.
“A historic day. For the first time the sun rises on a turbine on the Crookwell 2 Windfarm,” Charlie Prell posted on Facebook, with a picture of the turbine.
“This is a GE 3.4mW turbine. The first of 28 that will help the ACT Government achieve their 100 [percent] renewable energy target. Only 27 to go now!”
Mr Prell is housing nine turbines on his property.
The 91 MW Crookwell 2 Wind Farm near will produce over of 300,000 megawatt-hours of power during the average year, with zero carbon emissions.
South east of Crookwell, the project covers two thousand hectares of agricultural land.