Location of the Milford Wind Corridor in Utah
|Location||Beaver and Millard counties, Utah|
|Commission date||November 16, 2009
May 2, 2011 (phase II)
|Units operational||58 X 2.5 MW
107 X 1.5 MW
|Make and model||Clipper Liberty 2.5 MW
GE 1.5 MW
The Milford Wind is a wind farm north of Milford in the territory of Beaver and Millard counties, Utah, United States. It is Utah's largest wind energy project with total capacity of 306 MW. The project was developed in two phases by First Wind.
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. 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.
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. On 9 May 2011 the company announced that Phase II was online.
There is a proposal to build the third phase with up to 300 wind turbines.
- O'Donoghue, Amy Joi (2011-02-04). "3rd phase of Milford wind project proposed". Desert News. Retrieved 2012-12-24.
- "200-MW of Milford Wind Project Completed". Renewable Energy World. 2009-11-11. Retrieved 2012-12-24.
- "First Wind's Milford II Expansion Project Celebrates Milestones". Renewable Energy World. 2010-10-18. Retrieved 2012-12-24.
- Second Milford Wind Project Is Online, The Deseret News, 10 May 2011, p. A8