Wind Energy Plants in the Eastern USA - other states
Beech Ridge
Location: WV
Operator: Invenergy LLC
Configuration: 67 X 1.5 MW
Operation: 2010
WTG supplier: GE Wind Energy
Quick facts: Beech Ridge is forest land owned by MeadWestvaco in Greenbrier and Nicholas counties.It was downsized by about 20 WTGs after legal rulings regarding possible impacts on the endangered Indian bat. A Jan 2010 settlement allowed construction to proceed. The Beech Ridge project is connected to the gird via a 22mi, 138kV line.

Photograph by DJCohenour (wikipedia)
Posted 9 Mar 2011

Buffalo Mountain
Location: TN
Operator: Tennessee Valley Auth
Configuration: 3 X 660 kW
Operation: 2000
WTG supplier: Vestas

Photograph courtesy of Tennessee Valley Authority
Posted 19 Mar 2003

Mill Run
Location: PA
Operator: Atlantic Renewable Energy
Configuration: 15 X 1.5 MW
Operation: 2001
WTG supplier: Enron Wind Corp

Photograph courtesy of Zilkha Renewable Energy LLC
Posted 5 Nov 2001

Mountaineer
Location: WV
Operator: NextEra Energy
Configuration: 44 X 1.5 MW NM72C/1500
Operation: 2002
WTG supplier: Micon
EPC: Mortenson
Quick facts: This was the first wind farm in WV and, at completion in Dec 2002, the largest wind plant in the eastern USA.

Photograph courtesy of NEG Micon
Posted 20 Mar 2004

North Allegheny
Location: PA
Operator: Duke Energy
Configuration: 35 X 2 MW G87
Operation: 2009
WTG supplier: Gamesa
Quick facts: In May 2009, Duke agreed to acquire this wind park from Gamesa Energy USA. The site is in Blair and Cambria counties, about 95mi east of Pittsburgh. It was Duke's first wind plant in the Eastern USA.

Photograph courtesy of Duke Energy
Posted 23 Jan 2011

Somerset
Location: PA
Operator: Atlantic Renewable Energy
Configuration: 6 X 1.5 MW
Operation: 2001
WTG supplier: Enron Wind Corp
Quick facts: One of Pennsylvania's first installations of this size turbines.

Photograph courtesy of Zilkha Renewable Energy LLC
Posted 25 Aug 2002

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 24-Aug-2016

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