Fowler Ridge Wind Farm

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Fowler Ridge Wind Farm
Benton County wind turbines.png
CountryUSA
RegionIndiana
MunicipalityFowler, Indiana
Coordinates40°36′31″N 87°19′15″W / 40.60874°N 87.320709°W / 40.60874; -87.320709
Highest point
 - elevation250 m (820 ft)
Lowest point
 - elevation219 m (719 ft)
 
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Coordinates: 40°36′31″N 87°19′15″W / 40.60874°N 87.320709°W / 40.60874; -87.320709
Fowler Ridge Wind Farm
Benton County wind turbines.png
CountryUSA
RegionIndiana
MunicipalityFowler, Indiana
Coordinates40°36′31″N 87°19′15″W / 40.60874°N 87.320709°W / 40.60874; -87.320709
Highest point
 - elevation250 m (820 ft)
Lowest point
 - elevation219 m (719 ft)

The Fowler Ridge Wind Farm is a wind farm in Benton County, Indiana, near the city of Fowler, IN about 30 miles (48 km) northwest of Lafayette and 90 miles (140 km) northwest of Indianapolis.[1] Fowler Ridge was originally developed in 2005 and 2006 by Orion Energy, LLC (Oakland, CA) and Vision Energy, LLC (Cincinnati, OH) and later sold in 2007 to BP and Dominion Resources. The project was constructed beginning in 2008 in two phases and has a nameplate capacity of 600 MW.[2]

Fowler Ridge was the second utility-scale wind power plant in Indiana, after the 130.5 MW Goodland I Wind Farm (also in Benton County and was also developed by Orion Energy, LLC (Oakland, CA) and Vision Energy, LLC (Cincinnati, OH)). The Benton County Wind Farm came online in 2008.[1] Some of the wind turbines are visible from US 52, the main highway through the County. They are also visible along US 41 in the Boswell area. Other wind farms developed by Orion and Vision include the Camp Grove Wind Farm and the Benton County Wind Farm.

Phase one[edit]

The first phase of the project is online[3] and consists of 222 wind turbines, 182 Vestas V82-1.65 MW turbines and 40 Clipper C-96 2.5 MW[3][4] turbines, with a nameplate capacity of 400 MW.[1][5][6]

Phase two[edit]

Phase two consists of 133 GE 1.5 MW wind turbines with a nameplate capacity of 200 MW. Construction began in early 2009 and phase two became operational in early 2010.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "U.S. Wind Energy Projects - Indiana". American Wind Energy Association. 2008-11-19. Retrieved 2008-12-04. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Fowler Ridge Wind Farm". Renewable Energy Development. 2008-04-24. Retrieved 2008-12-04. 
  3. ^ a b "Midwest's Largest Wind Farm Online in Indiana". Grow Indiana Media Ventures. 2009-04-15. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  4. ^ "Dominion, BP Welcome Gov. Mitch Daniels to Indiana's Largest Wind Farm". Dominion Resources. 2008-05-29. Archived from the original on 2008-08-04. Retrieved 2008-12-04. 
  5. ^ "Fowler Ridge Wind Farm windfarm (sic), USA". World Wind Power Database. Retrieved 2008-12-04. 
  6. ^ Wind farms generating money for Indiana community
  7. ^ "GE 1.5MW Wind Turbine". General Electric. 2008-11-19. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 

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