Spanish renewables company Iberdrola has installed the first wind turbine at its 317 MW hybrid wind and solar energy park in Port Augusta, South Australia.
The A$500m ($388m) park will eventually boast 50 Vestas turbines, each with a capacity of 4.2 MW.
The project will also utilise nearly 250,000 Longi solar PV panels.
Installation of both turbines and panels is expected to be completed before the end of this year.
Ross Rolfe, chief executive of Infigen Energy, part of the Iberdrola Group, said the first turbine installation was “a milestone”.
“The project creates approximately 200 jobs during construction and around 20 full time roles during commercial operation.”
He added that investing in the project “is part of Iberdrola’s ambitious growth strategy in Australia, one that puts customers at the heart of the renewable energy transition by providing them with reliable and affordable clean energy”.