Klondike Wind Farm

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Klondike Wind Farm
Klondike Wind Farm.jpg
Turbines at the Klondike Wind Farm
CountryUnited States
LocationSherman County, near Wasco, Oregon
Coordinates45°34′48″N 120°36′36″W / 45.58000°N 120.61000°W / 45.58000; -120.61000Coordinates: 45°34′48″N 120°36′36″W / 45.58000°N 120.61000°W / 45.58000; -120.61000
StatusOperational
Owner(s)Iberdrola
Wind farm
TypeOnshore
Power generation
Units operational197 x 1.5 MW
44 x 2.3 MW
1 x 2.4 MW
Make and modelEnron Wind
General Electric
Nameplate capacity399.1 MW

Klondike Wind farm is located in Sherman County, east of the small agricultural community of Wasco, in the north-central part of the U.S. state of Oregon. It was built in four phases and is owned and operated by Iberdrola.[1] The first phase was built in 2001[2] and the latest in 2008.

Phase Capacity (MW)[3] Type number of
turbines
Klondike I 24 Enron Wind 16
Klondike II 75 GE Energy 50
Klondike III 120 GE Energy 80
101.2 Siemens 44
2.4 Mitsubishi 1
Klondike IIIa 76.5 GE Energy 51
Total 399.1 242

The wind farm is currently a test site for some new wind turbines, notably the Mitsubishi MWT92, a 2.4 megawatt turbine with a rotor diameter larger than the wingspan of any production aircraft at 92 meters,[4] manufactured in Japan. During the construction of the last phase, an accident killed one worker and injured another.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eastern Oregon's Klondike Wind Power Projects Serve as Testing Ground for Next-Generation Turbine Technology". Iberdrola Renewables. September 24, 2008. Archived from the original on October 30, 2010. Retrieved 2009-04-26.
  2. ^ "Klondike Wind Farm". BPA. Retrieved 2009-04-26.
  3. ^ AWEA page Archived 2010-08-07 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ World's largest aircraft
  5. ^ "Dalles Chronicle". Archived from the original on 2008-10-11. Retrieved 2008-10-08.

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