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Job creation, economic investment and the development of renewable energy will be the key points highlighted by Vice President Joseph Biden and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke during an event at the ABB manufacturing facility in Jefferson City, Mo., today, where they will join representatives of Wind Capital Group (WCG), Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. (AECI), ABB, GE Energy, United Auto Workers (UAW) and RMT to announce the development of the Lost Creek Wind Farm. This new project is expected to create over 2,500 jobs.

"Homegrown wind projects like Lost Creek don't just provide clean energy; they generate manufacturing, construction and maintenance jobs, and new opportunities for farmers, landowners and rural communities," says WCG President Tom Carnahan. "By harnessing the power of wind, we are making a lasting investment in America's energy infrastructure."

The 150 MW Lost Creek Wind Farm will be located in DeKalb County, Mo., and will be developed by WCG, which is based in St. Louis. GE Energy will supply 100 of its 1.5 MW wind turbines; ABB will supply 100 electric transformers, which will be made by UAW employees at its Jefferson City facility; and AECI will purchase all the electricity generated at Lost Creek, providing a firm customer base of electric cooperative members and its strong high-voltage transmission system to make wind power in Missouri a viable energy resource.

SOURCE: Wind Capital Group


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