Victoria Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio has signed contracts with two global renewable energy companies to construct two new wind farms for regional Victoria.

Ms D’Ambrosio signed contracts with global renewable companies ACCIONA Energy and Windlab for wind farm projects in Mt Gellibrand and Kiata.

The construction of the two new wind farms will forward $220 million of new investment and create hundreds of new jobs.

Ms D’Ambrosio said she was proud to be rebuilding confidence in the renewable energy industry.

“We’re proud to be rebuilding much needed confidence in the renewable energy industry following the neglect of Liberal governments at both state and federal levels over recent years,” Ms D’Ambrosio said.

The Labor Government will buy renewable energy certificates for its electricity use direct from new Victorian projects, with the initiative potentially saving Victoria up to 67 million over 10 years.

It is expected that these new wind farms will generate enough electricity to power 80,000 homes, totalling approximately 100MW of capacity.

Lauren Cella

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