Wind power on the rise in Moorabool

More than 160 wind turbines are on their way for Moorabool as works begin on two wind farms.

Construction and landscaping on the Lal Lal Wind Farm’s 60 turbines is expected to begin this week.

The farm will be scattered across 2100 hectares at Elaine and Yendon and will generate enough energy to power about 95,000 homes.

The site is expected to be operational by late next year.

Construction of the 107-turbine Moorabool Wind Farm is also expected to begin in coming weeks.

Residents within four kilometres of the turbines will have the opportunity to apply for landscaping if they can see the towers.

Lal Lal Wind Farm community engagement manager Tracey Ward said wind power was the future of energy.

She said the area had some excellent wind resources that will provide clean, green energy for Victorians.

A Lal Lal Wind Farm community drop-in centre is open at the Buninyong Information Centre on Monday, Thursday and Friday mornings.

A third wind farm near Ballan, Yaloak South Wind Farm at Mount Wallace, is already operating 14 turbines.