CONSTRUCTION efforts at the district's first solar farm have reached a key milestone.
Commission works are occurring at the Gannawarra Solar Farm, with the 132-hectare site now connected to the Victorian electricity grid.
The 60-megawatt project, located on Kerang-Lalbert Road 13 kilometres west of Kerang, is the first large-scale solar farm to be constructed and grid connected in Victoria.
The commissioning process will see the project ramp up during a period of time, culminating in full production providing solar power to approximately 18,100 Victorian households.
"The Gannawarra solar farm is in every respect a world leading project and is testament to the future role of solar in enhancing energy supply across Australia," WIRSOL Energy managing director, Mark Hogan said.
Confirmation of commission works follows on from last month's announcement the sire will also feature a a 25MW/50MWh Tesla Powerpack battery – developed by Edify Energy and owned jointly by Wirsol Energy and Edify Energy.
"The benefits of these types of projects will resonate with Australian consumers and the broader economy for many years," Mr Hogan said.