GE builds largest wind farm in the US

<b>Photo of a GE 2.5 MW turbine, the same model that will be used in the Shepherds Flat wind farm in Oregon. The wind farm will be the first in North America to deploy GE’s 2.5xl wind turbine.</b><br><i>Photo: GE</i><br>
Photo of a GE 2.5 MW turbine, the same model that will be used in the Shepherds Flat wind farm in Oregon. The wind farm will be the first in North America to deploy GE’s 2.5xl wind turbine.
Photo: GE

A total of 338 turbines – stretching across 30 square miles – are to be installed in 2011 and 2012. Additionally, Caithness Energy plans to build 85 miles of road and 90 miles of power connection to the grid. Construction of the wind farm starts this year und will be completed in 2012. After completion, the wind farm will generate approximately 2 billion kWh annually – enough energy to supply 235,000 Californian households.

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