Another wind farm on the way in White County

Another wind farm is moving into White County This one will be built and operational by 2021

Posted: Oct 24, 2019 10:33 PM
Updated: Oct 25, 2019 3:05 PM

WHITE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) -- Another wind farm is moving into White County. This one will be built and operational by 2021.

Northern Indiana Public Service Company, NIPSCO, partnered with EDP Renewables North America to make this happen.

The 302 megawatt Indiana Crossroads Wind Farm will be the seventh one to make its home in White County.

It's part of NISCPO's 10 year plan called, 'Your Energy, Your Future.'

The wind farm will power around 83,000 homes with clean electricity each year.

Both NIPSCO and EDP Renewable's communication directors said this will benefit thousands of customers because White County is a great option for wind turbines.

"White County has proved to be a great place for wind development as it boasts a very strong wind resource," said EDP Renewable communications director, Blair Matocha. "It also has good existing transmission infrastructure with connection capacity."

"We have projected $4 billion, billion with a B, in savings for our customers," said NIPSCO's communications director, Tara McElmurry. "So in the long run they are going to be saving money."

NISPCO said the wind farm will bring economic benefits to local communities including more jobs during construction and increased spending at nearby businesses.

The utility company plans to announce more projects next year.

The Indiana Crossroads Wind Farm will be located near the already existing Meadow Lake Wind Farm in Chalmers.

The new wind farm will not provide as much energy but will still save million of gallons of water each year and enhance air quality by displacing carbon emissions from fossil fuels.

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