Spring Valley Wind Farm

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Coordinates: 39°05′41″N 114°29′25″W / 39.0948555°N 114.4904137°W / 39.0948555; -114.4904137 Spring Valley Wind Farm is Nevada's first wind farm and it utilizes 66 2.3 megawatts (3,100 hp) turbines opened on August 8, 2012. The farm is owned and operated by Pattern Energy. The 151.8 megawatts (203,600 hp) plant occupies 77 acres (31 ha) within the property which covers 7,673 acres (3,105 ha).[1][2][3][4][5]

Location[edit]

The facility is located about 30 miles (48 km) east of Ely, Nevada.

History[edit]

While initial approvals were received in 2006, construction began on June 15, 2011.[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Lukas Eggen (August 9, 2012). "Spring Valley Wind Farm celebrates opening". The Ely Times. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ Lukas Eggen (March 2, 2012). "Wind turbines begin to arrive for wind farm". The Ely Times. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ Lukas Eggen (June 1, 2012). "Wind farm may shine light on renewable energy tax credit". The Ely Times. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Press Release American Wind Power Reaches 50gigawatt Milestone" (Press release). August 7, 2012. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Pattern completes Nevada's first wind project". Windpower Monthly. August 8, 2012. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  6. ^ Jennifer Robison (June 16, 2011). "Work started on wind farm near Ely, but lawsuit looms". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved November 17, 2012.