Initial site works for the second stage of the Murra Warra Wind Farm have commenced.

Murra Warra Wind Farm announced earlier today that site works are beginning on the second stage which will see 38 additional turbines added to the north-east of the existing turbines.

Each turbine will have a rated output of 5.5 megawatts, meaning that this stage will add an additional 209 megawatts of output to the site – almost doubling stage one’s 225-megawatt output.

The new turbines are more efficient than those used in the first stage, being rated at 5.5 megawatts compared to 3.7 megawatts.

The project last year entered into a Power Purchase Agreement with the federally owned Snowy Hydro for 100% of Murra Warra II’s output. Stage one’s output rights were purchased by a consortium including Monash University and Telstra.

It was announced in August that the project had secured funding after the sale of its interests to Partners Group (acting on behalf of its clients), the same consortium that acquired the first stage in 2018.

The second stage is due to be completed in March 2022 and will generate enough energy in a year to power 150,000 average Victorian homes.