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Fowler Ridge 2
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Location: Benton County, IN
Capacity: 200 MW
Homes Powered: About 47,000 (IN)
Completed: December 2009
Customer: American Electric Power | Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana

Fowler Ridge 2 is Sempra Renewables’ 200-megawatt (MW) wind farm located in Benton County, Indiana. A joint venture with BP Wind Energy, the 17,000-acre wind installation was Sempra Renewables’ first operational wind power facility.

Situated on gently rolling farmland, Fowler Ridge 2 capitalizes on its ideal location for wind generation. The project was completed in 2009 and generates enough clean electricity to power approximately 47,000 typical Indiana homes. A total of 400 workers at peak installed the 133 SG SLE wind turbines, each with a rated capacity of 1.5 MW. The power from Fowler Ridge 2 is sold under four longterm 50-MW contracts; three with American Electric Power and one with Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana.

Benefits

  • Created 400 construction jobs and nine full-time positions to operate the facility
  • Provides a new source of clean, locally produced power
  • Provides economic benefits to the community, including new sources of revenue to local land owners and government entities, plus local providers of goods and services
  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions by about 392,500 tons annually, the equivalent of taking approximately 82,500 cars off the road