Boco charging ahead

More than a third of wind turbines planned for stage one of the Boco Rock wind farm have been installed.

More than a third of wind turbines planned for stage one of the Boco Rock wind farm have been installed.

BOCO Rock Wind Farm is expected to start generating electricity in the coming weeks with development recently passing an important milestone.

More than a third of the wind turbines planned for stage one of development have been fully installed as the wind farm marks one year since the official launch of its first stage.

Twenty-four of the 67 turbines in the initial construction phase have been completed with Boco Rock Wind Farm manager Adrian Oakey pleased with the progress being made on site.

"Construction is coming along smoothly. As well as 24 completed turbines, the assembly teams have installed just over two thirds of the base and mid tower sections," Mr Oakey said.

Once all stages of the $361 million project are completed, the site, 10km south-west of Nimmitabel, will feature 122 turbines spread over 27 properties.

Electrical teams are currently working on connecting the wind farm to the grid at Steeple Flat, 25km east of the project.

"The 25km transmission line was energised over the weekend, with the collector substation yet to energised," Mr Oakey said.

"If everything goes to plan over the next few weeks we expect to begin generating electricity in September."

Civil works will be gradually wrapping up over the coming weeks as the wind farm hardstands and roads are now complete.

More than a third of wind turbines planned for stage one of the Boco Rock wind farm have been installed.

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