Moorabool Wind Farm awards scholarships to four local TAFE students
Moorabool Wind Farm is proud to support four local TAFE students with scholarships as part of its ongoing long-term community partnership program.
Tylah Freeman, Jake Mumford, Angelo Pereira and Leland Smith, who are all Moorabool district locals were awarded the annual Moorabool Wind Farm Scholarships, worth $3,000 per student to support the completion of their TAFE Certificate lll course.
“Moorabool Wind Farm is proud to award these four scholarships to Tylah, Jake, Angelo and Leland who are all Moorabool district locals undertaking their TAFE certification at the Ballarat Campus,” said Rob Brady, General Manager of Service at Goldwind Australia who own and operate the Moorabool Wind Farm.
“When applying for their scholarships, I was impressed with the strength of their applications and strong references they received. I was pleased to personally chat with them at the recent scholarships award event where they expressed their interest and passion in a career in wind energy – an important and growing industry in regional Victoria.
“We are pleased to see our local community continue benefitting from Moorabool Wind Farm’s community partnerships through funding, local sponsorships and community activities with more than $450,000 now provided to support worthy causes. The third round of the Community Fund is now open to local groups to apply for funding support.
“This important support will continue every year going forward for the life of the project to ensure that Moorabool Wind Farm continues to make a positive and enduring contribution to the local community,” added Rob.
Located approximately five kilometres south of Ballan and 27 kilometres south-east of Ballarat in Victoria, Moorabool Wind Farm is currently undergoing incremental output level testing to reach the project’s full registered capacity of 312MW in the coming months.
About 1,050,000MWh of renewable energy generated from the 104-turbine project will power the equivalent of 221,500 average Victorian homes annually, approximately 10% of Victorian households. Once operational, the project is expected to directly employ up to 20 permanent local staff to undertake site management, operation, and maintenance work.