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The Metropolitan School District (MSD) of Warren County, Ind., has installed a 200-foot meteorological tower to collect and log wind data during the next 12 months at Seeger Memorial Jr.-Sr. High School (SMHS). After this initial collection period, a feasibility study will be conducted to determine the future possibility of installing utility-scale wind turbines to offset electrical costs for the school corporation.

Specifically, the project aims to erect one or more 1.5 MW to 2 MW wind turbines at SMHS to help reduce energy costs for the school district.

"The wind turbine can provide cost savings to the school district over a period of years, and perhaps generate additional electricity to sell," says Terry Roderick, superintendent. "This presents a unique opportunity for MSD of Warren County to be at the forefront of utilizing alternative sources of clean, renewable energy."

The Indiana Office of Energy and Defense Development approved a grant for the feasibility study and is hopeful that the data gathered in this Class 3 wind location will encourage future wind development throughout the state.


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