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7/16/2017 6:04:00 PM
Wind farm going up in Jay, Randolph counties
Wind turbines are popping up in southern Randolph COunty for the Headwaters Wind Farm, changing the skyline. Staff photo by Seth Slabaugh
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Wind turbines are popping up in southern Randolph COunty for the Headwaters Wind Farm, changing the skyline. Staff photo by Seth Slabaugh
By the numbers
The top states in installed wind capacity, according to the American Wind Energy Association, are:
  • Texas, 21,044 MW.
  • Iowa, 6,952 MW.
  • Oklahoma, 6,645 MW.
  • California, 5,656 MW.
  • Kansas, 4,931 MW.
  • Illinois, 4,026 MW.
  • Minnesota, 3,499 MW.
  • Oregon, 3,213 MW.
  • Washington, 3,075 MW.
  • Colorado,, 3,026 MW.
  • North Dakota, 2,846 MW.
  • Indiana, 1,897 MW.
  • New York, 1,829 MW.
  • Michigan, 1,760 MW.
  • Wyoming, 1,489 MW.


Seth Slabaugh, Star Press

PORTLAND — Erection of turbines for the Bluff Point wind farm spread across 18,000 acres is expected to start later this month.

The $200 million project will help to increase Indiana's installed wind power capacity to more than 2,000 megawatts.

That will keep the state 12th in the country in wind power capacity, ahead of New York but behind North Dakota.

Wind energy currently provides nearly 5 percent of all in-state electricity production in Indiana.

The new project in Jay and Randolph counties, named after the unincorporated community of Bluff Point, will generate electricity using wind turbines mounted on steel towers.

The turbines work the opposite of a fan, according to the U.S Department of Energy. Instead of using electricity to make wind, like a fan, wind turbines use wind to make electricity.

Related Links:
• Star Press full text

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