IEA members are taking the lead in delivering more power generated by the wind. Indiana’s electric companies were projected to supply 3,483 gigawatt hours of power from wind farms to consumers in the state in 2013. Here are some of the highlights of IEA member wind projects.
Duke Energy owns 15 large-scale wind farms. In Indiana, Duke has a 20 year agreement to purchase up to 100 megawatts of wind power from Indiana’s first commercial wind farm in Benton County.
Indiana Michigan Power has a long term purchase power agreement with wind project developers for 250 megawatts from wind power facilities.
Indianapolis Power and Light purchases more than 300 megawatts of power from two wind farms, one located in Benton County in Indiana, the other near Lakefield, Minnesota. Together, the projects generate enough energy to power more than 95,000 average homes.
Northern Indiana Public Service Company supplies its customers with 100 megawatts of power from generated by wind.
Vectren purchases 80 megawatts of power from the Fowler Ridge wind farm in Benton County, enough to power approximately 15,000 homes annually.