Fowler Ridge Wind Farm secures financing and starts construction


Fowler Ridge Wind Farm secures financing and starts construction

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Pattern Energy Group has begun construction of its 150MW Fowler Ridge Wind Farm located in Benton County, Indiana. The company recently signed a 13-year power purchase agreement with Amazon to supply electricity for Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) datacenters.
 
President and CEO of Pattern Development, Mike Garland said, “The Amazon Wind Farm project has successfully closed financing and is moving ahead on schedule. We look forward to helping Amazon power its customers’ businesses with domestic clean energy harnessed from the winds of Indiana. We are now working with Amazon, Google and Walmart, demonstrating that America’s leading corporations are increasingly investing in, or buying power from, non-polluting energy sources like wind power. We see this growing trend driving the development of more new projects.”
 
The wind farm will use 65 Siemens wind turbines with a capacity of 2.3MW each, and all components will be ‘Made in America’. According to the press release: ‘the turbine blades are being manufactured at the Siemens factory in Ft. Madison, Iowa and the nacelles are being assembled at the Siemens facility in Hutchinson, Kansas. The turbine towers will be sourced from Michigan and Wisconsin. Transformers for the project will be manufactured at the Siemens facility in Richland, Mississippi’.
 
CEO Onshore Americas, Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division, Jacob Andersen said, “Siemens is proud that our ‘Made in America’ wind components will be used at the Amazon Wind Farm. Wind power is an increasingly important part of our nation’s energy mix, and this project is part of a growing trend we see in the U.S. of technology companies and leading corporations investing in wind power. Our goal is to provide the most efficient and reliable equipment to ensure that wind energy is both sustainable and affordable. We’re pleased to continue our long relationship with Pattern Development and Pattern Energy, and Siemens technicians will work to ensure optimal performance of this equipment.”
 
The Fowler Ridge Wind Farm will be employing 300 workers during the construction and installation phase, with 15 permanent jobs created once it becomes operational. Wind farm like these ones help to drive economic growth for local communities.
 

Posted By Sally on May 7, 2015 | 0 Comment

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