Ohio Dedicates First Wind Farm

December 03, 2003

American Municipal Power (AMP) Ohio dedicated Ohio's first utility-scale wind farm on November 6 at a site near Bowling Green. The farm consists of two turbines, each rated at 1.8 MW; together they are is expected to generate an average of 6.9 million kWh per year. The turbines have the largest rated capacity of any turbines operating east of the Mississippi River, have blades that stretch 132 feet, and sit on towers that rise 257 feet above the ground. AMP Ohio provides wholesale electricity to 88 member municipal electric systems in Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, and West Virginia. For more information, see the summary of the project in NASEO's November news.