in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

WindConnect, a subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corp., has been awarded the balance-of-plant engineering and construction work for the first phase of the Fowler Ridge Wind Farm in Benton County, Ind.

Phase one is expected to produce up to 400 MW of energy, with 300 MW being jointly owned by BP Alternative Energy North America Inc. and Dominion. BP will retain sole ownership of 100 MW of the first phase of the project.

The erection of 40 Clipper C-96 and 182 Vestas V-82 wind turbine generators will be completed after the construction of roads and concrete steel turbine foundations. The underground collection system and two substations will be interconnected to the PJM transmission system through a 25-mile, 345 kV transmission line, which will be linked at the Dequine Substation. This first phase is expected to be operational by the end of the year.

"Benton County has consistently strong winds for this part of the U.S., making this a prime location for providing renewable energy to the PJM system," says Mark Osten, director of business development for WindConnect. "This is a major renewable energy development for the entire country, and we are very pleased to have been selected for this important work."

Mortenson Construction_id2024

Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Wind Energy Dominates New U.S. Power In October

Data from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission shows that wind power accounted for over two-thirds of the country's new electricity generating capacity in last month.


Are Fitch Ratings' Claims About Wind Farm Underperformance Unfounded?

A recent report from Fitch Ratings suggests that wind farms underperform due to an overestimation of wind resources, but AWS Truepower says the analysis misses the mark.


SunEdison Buying First Wind In $2.4 Billion Deal

Global solar company SunEdison and its yeildco have announced an agreement to buy the Boston-based developer, a major player in the U.S. wind industry.


U.S., China Reach Ambitious Climate Change Accord

The agreement between the global superpowers leans heavily on the deployment of renewable energy, such as wind and solar.


What The Midterm Elections Mean For The U.S. Wind Industry

Both chambers of Congress are now under Republican control for the first time since 2006. How will wind energy fare?

Renewable NRG_id1934
Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
BG 2015DblBox_id2032