Utility-scale Projects: The Trends We See

Posted on April 15, 2008. Filed under: Wind |

From a presentaton by Mark Osten, Director of Business Development, RMT WindConnect, at the 2008 Renewable Energy Summit:

2007 U.S. Wind Investment U.S.
– $12 Billion invested
– 30% of all U.S. generation additions
Wisconsin Wind Investment
– ~$400 Million invested
– ~1% of all U.S. generation additions

Alliant Energy Cedar Ridge Site
• 41 Vestas V82s = 68 MW
• 138 kV ATC interconnection
• 104 landowner agreements
• 9 miles of access roads
• 24 miles of collector lines
• Production = 204,500 MW-hrs/year (~17,000 homes)
• NCF = 34.5% at mean wind speed of 7.3 m/s
• All underground facilities in-place
• Above ground to commence


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