The contract has been signed for the Shepherds Flat wind farm in Oregon, which will cover 30 square miles, and is expected to generate 2 billion kilowatt hours of energy every year. That will provide 10% of the power California needs! Good to see we are finally moving forward with green technology.
Independent power producer Caithness Energy has awarded GE a $1.4 billion contract for 338 of the company's most advanced wind turbines to build a 845-megawatt wind farm in Oregon -- a size that outstrips all others currently operating worldwide.
From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by digimouse.
How many of those units will still be operating 5 or 10 or 15 years from now? And how much will it cost per year to keep everything going?
Florida Power and Light is building a series of 400ft windmills right beside the Port St.Lucie nuclear power plant, which kept right on chugging when we had a Cat3 hurricane a couple of years ago.... who will pay when those 200ft blade go flying across the county during the NEXT series of hurricanes???? (and why would anyone build a wind farm in a hurricane zone?)