Company Begins Construction On Wind Farm In Northern Indiana

The wind farm is expected to span over four counties once it is complete.

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Indiana ranks 15th nationally in wind energy production.

E-On Climate and Renewables, a Chicago-based wind farm developer, has begun construction of what will be one of the biggest wind farms in Indiana.

The Wildcat I project is expected to be in operation sometime late this year, with 125 G.E. 1.6 megawatt turbines. Construction is underway near Elwood in Madison and Tipton Counties and will eventually spread to Grant and Howard Counties as well.

Company spokesman Matt Tulis says Indiana is becoming a wind power leader with over 1,300 megawatts already on line.

“The wind resource there is ranked 15th in the U.S.,” he says. “We‘re seeing a lot of development out there so, Indiana is well positioned for wind power.”

Tulis says the project will provide approximately 200 megawatts of power, enough power to generate electricty for 60,000 homes.

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