Milford Wind

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Milford Wind
Milford Wind is located in Utah
Milford Wind
Location of the Milford Wind Corridor in Utah
Country United States
Location Beaver and Millard counties, Utah
Coordinates 38°33′44″N 112°56′16″W / 38.56222°N 112.93778°W / 38.56222; -112.93778Coordinates: 38°33′44″N 112°56′16″W / 38.56222°N 112.93778°W / 38.56222; -112.93778
Status Operational
Commission date November 16, 2009 (2009-11-16) (phase I)
May 2, 2011 (2011-05-02) (phase II)
Owner(s) First Wind
Wind farm
Type Onshore
Power generation
Units operational 58 X 2.5 MW
107 X 1.5 MW
Make and model Clipper Windpower
GE Wind Energy
Nameplate capacity 306
Website
www.firstwind.com/projects/milford-wind

The Milford Wind is a wind farm north of Milford in the territory of Beaver and Millard counties, Utah, United States. It is the Utah's largest wind energy project with total capacity of 306 MW. The project was developed in two phases by First Wind.[1]

The first phase with a capacity of 204 MW has 97 wind turbines, including 58 Clipper Liberty 2.5-MW wind turbines and 39 GE 1.5 MW wind turbines.[2] It went online in November 2009 and supported more than 300 development and construction jobs. First Wind spent about US$30 million with Utah-based businesses developing and building the first phase of the project. Another $50 million was spent statewide on items such as wages and taxes.[3]

A second phase of the project began in July 2010 and foundations were poured in October. The expansion adds another 68 GE 1.5-MW turbines for a total of an additional 102 MW.[3] On 9 May 2011 the company announced that Phase II was online.[4]

There is a proposal to build the third phase with up to 300 wind turbines.[1]

The power being generated by this project is currently being sold to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, and the Glendale Public Service Department.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c O'Donoghue, Amy Joi (2011-02-04). "3rd phase of Milford wind project proposed". Desert News. Retrieved 2012-12-24. 
  2. ^ "200-MW of Milford Wind Project Completed". Renewable Energy World. 2009-11-11. Retrieved 2012-12-24. 
  3. ^ a b "First Wind's Milford II Expansion Project Celebrates Milestones". Renewable Energy World. 2010-10-18. Retrieved 2012-12-24. 
  4. ^ Second Milford Wind Project Is Online, The Deseret News, 10 May 2011, p. A8