Klondike Wind Farm
|Klondike Wind Farm|
Turbines at the Klondike Wind Farm
|Location||Sherman County, near Wasco, Oregon|
|Units operational||197 x 1.5 MW|
44 x 2.3 MW
1 x 2.4 MW
|Make and model||Enron Wind|
|Nameplate capacity||399.1 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. The first phase was built in 2001 and the latest in 2008.
|Phase||Capacity (MW)||Type||number of|
|Klondike I||24||Enron Wind||16|
|Klondike II||75||GE Energy||50|
|Klondike III||120||GE Energy||80|
|Klondike IIIa||76.5||GE Energy||51|
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, manufactured in Japan. During the construction of the last phase, an accident killed one worker and injured another.
- "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.
- "Klondike Wind Farm". BPA. Retrieved 2009-04-26.
- AWEA page Archived 2010-08-07 at the Wayback Machine
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