Published on March 6th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan5
304-MW Blue Creek Wind Farm Completed
March 6th, 2012 by Zachary Shahan
If you’re not familiar with energy metrics, 304 MW is huge (the largest solar energy plant in the world is 354 MW, and the second-largest is 150 MW). So, news that Iberdrola has just finished construction of a 304-MW wind farm in Ohio is,.. well,.. big!
Here are some details on the project:
- it includes 152 Gamesa G90 (2-MW) turbines;
- Blue Creek is situated in 6 townships in Van Wert and Paulding Counties;
- 20 people will have permanent jobs maintaining and operating the wind farm, while 500 local construction workers were employed full-time at the height of construction;
- FirstEnergy Solutions, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., has signed a power purchase agreement for 100 MW of the power production of the wind farm over the course of 20 years.