Wind Farms

Facts

Home of the first windfarm in Benton County: http://www.earlparkindiana.com/windfarm.html

There are three developers in Benton County

  1. Orion Energy Group LLC—Benton County Wind Farm project
  2. BP Alternative Energy—Fowler Ridge Wind Farm project
  3. enXco—Hoosier Wind Farm project


Orion Energy Group LLC = 87 turbines = 130.5 megawatts
BP phase I & III = 222 turbines = 402 megawatts
BP phase II = 133 turbines = 199.5 megawatts
enXco = 53 turbines = 106 megawatts
Total = 495 turbines = 838 megawatts

   1.   Benton County Wind Farm is approved for 135 turbines
             This project covers 11 square miles of the northwest corner of the county in Richland and York Townships.
             So far, 87 GE 1.5 megawatt turbines equaling 130.5 megawatts are standing. 
             Electricity goes to a substation in Kentland and then to the Chicago market.
   2.  Fowler Ridge Wind Farm is approved for 460 turbines
             In Phase 1 & 3, 222 turbines equaling 402 megawatts were built. 182 Vestas V-82 1.65 megawatt turbines and 40 
             Clipper C-96, 2.5 megawatt turbines=222 turbines. In phase 2, 133 GE 1.5 MW turbines were built, equaling 199.5 MW.
             Dominion Resources, Richmond, Virginia has purchased 600 megawatts, which will go to Appalachian Electric Co.
   3.  Hoosier Wind Farm is approved for 53 turbines equaling 106 megawatts
             This project covers seven square miles of the North-East corner of the county in Union & Gilboa township covering 
             approximately 6,000 acre site.              
             53 2.0 megawatt RePower turbines are used for this farm.
 
Economic Impact

Other Interesting Wind Information

Energy.IN.GovRecovery.govbenton4biz.com