COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Blue Creek Wind Farm in Van Wert and Paulding counties is Ohio’s largest with more than 150 wind turbines that produce 350 megawatts of power. The developer benefited from a federal wind energy tax credit valued at about 2.2 cents per kilowatt-hour of energy.
Bill Spratley, executive director of Green Energy Ohio says Blue Creek is a towering testament to the growth of wind energy in recent years.
"It was the biggest private investment in Ohio, $600 million in the year 2011 followed by auto plants and other factories, so these are enormous investments,” Spratley said.
Julian Boggs, state policy advocate for Environment Ohio, said Ohio’s wind energy capacity has grown from 10 megawatts in 2010 to more than 400 megawatts currently.
"Ohio actually, in 2011, had the largest increase in wind capacity of any state and it's certainly a growing economy here," Boggs said.
Source: NBC4i.com , Green Energy Ohio Newsletter