ANOTHER milestone has been reached in the development of the $300 million Cattle Hill Wind Farm as commissioning nears.

A substation and transmission line to link to the development to the transmission network has been completed and energised by TasNetworks.

Goldwind Australia Managing Director, John Titchen, said the substation’s completion is a major milestone for the project. Approximately 130 metres of new transmission line has been built to connect the project to the existing transmission network and approximately three kilometres of existing transmission lines has been reconfigured to accommodate the future power output from the project, which will produce enough clean energy to power approximately 63,500 Tasmanian homes.

Six Goldwind turbines have now been installed and commissioning of turbines will commence shortly.

Construction is planned for completion by the end of 2019.