Wind Farms


Home of the first windfarm in Benton County:

There are four 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
  4.  Pattern Energy-Fowler Ridge IV, Amazon Wind Farm 

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
Pattern Energy= 65 turbines=150 megawatts
Total = 560 turbines = 988 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. 
             Duke Energy has purchased 135 megawatts from this farm.
             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.
             Vectren has purchased 50 megawatts from the BP Phase ll and will likely be one of the companies to purchase power that
             will be used in Indiana.
   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 RePower 2.0  turbines are used for this farm.
             enXco is partnering with Indianapolis Power and Light Co. to produce a 102 megawatt wind turbine energy generator facility.
   4.  Fowler Ridge IV- Amazon Wind Farm is approved for 65 turbines 
             This project covers Center North section of Benton County- Center, Parish Grove and Richland, 7x8 mile coverage.
              65 Siemens 2.3 MW a08 meter rotors for 150 MWs.
              Amazon Web Services ( will be using 116 MW of the electricity.
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