Link: Ohio Wind
American Public Power Association.
This article takes the reader through how one man in a small town championed a public power wind project. The wind project just outside Bowling Green, Ohio, consists of four wind turbines and was developed by AMP-Ohio and Green Mountain Energy. In all, 10 municipally owned electric utilities joined the wind project. It was officially called Ohio Municipal Electric Generating Agency Joint Venture 6 (OMEGA-JV6).
The first phase of the project was completed in November 2003 and the second a year later. Each phase involved putting up two 1.8-MW Vestas wind turbines. Each participant in the joint venture owns a portion of the project, led by Bowling Green (4.1 MW) and Cuyahoga Falls (1.8 MW).
The article goes on to explain financing options and how green tag sales of the wind project pay for its operation and maintenance costs.
This information was last updated on April 07, 2006