TESTING has begun on the $400 million Musselroe wind farm, and electricity should enter the Tasmanian grid in mid-April, according to Hydro Tasmania project manager Andrew Hickman.
Mr Hickman said yesterday power generation equipment was tested this week and the farm was on schedule to be fully operational by July.
"This week really is a significant milestone with the closing of the circuit breaker at Derby, which is the connection point of our transmission line coming out of the wind farm," Mr Hickman said.
"There was a whole heap of regularity stuff that needed to happen before that was allowed and now the wind farm is formally registered with the Australian Energy Market Operations."
Mr Hickman said more than 30 of the 56 wind turbines had been installed at Musselroe and that each structure took about a day to put up.
Each turbine is 125 metres high, including the wings.
Once complete, the farm will generate 168 megawatts of power into the state grid through the Derby substation.