Hoosier Wind Farm
|Hoosier Wind Farm|
|Country||United States of America|
|Commission date||October 2009|
|Units operational||53 REpower wind turbines, @2 MW|
|Nameplate capacity||106 MW|
Hoosier Wind Farm is a wind farm in Benton County, Indiana. It consists of 53 REpower 2 MW wind turbines, for a total nameplate capacity of 106 MW. The enXco subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles built the wind farm, with Mortenson Construction's Renewable Energy Group as the subcontractor. Indianapolis Power & Light (IPL) has a 20-year contract to purchase and distribute the wind farm's output.
IPL and enXco announced their plan to build the wind farm in April, 2008. The original plan called for 67 GE 1.5 MW wind turbines. By the time construction started in April 2009, the plan had changed to use REpower 2.0 MW wind turbines instead, with 80m towers. At the time of construction, Hoosier was only the third wind farm in the United States to use REpower wind turbines, after Goodnoe Hills Wind Farm in Goldendale, Washington, and Shiloh Wind Farm Phase II in Birds Landing, California (also constructed by enXco and Mortenson). Construction took six months.
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