Chinese energy company Goldwind Science & Technology and TransGrid, the NSW transmission grid company, have signed an agreement to connect to the Australian grid the 175 MW White Rock wind farm.
Goldwind will begin construction of the wind farm in November. The 70-turbine wind farm will be located between Glenn Innes and Inverell, in northern NSW.
Phase one of the wind project is expected to generate enough electricity to power some 75,000 local households. The project is expected to be operational by mid 2017.
According to Peter McIntyre Managing Director of TransGrid is well placed to support renewable energy generators.
The project is the second to get the green light since the Australian Senate set the new Renewable Energy Target (RET) last month. The first project was the 240 MW Ararat wind farm, which will be located in western Victoria.