EDP Renewables North America (EDPR) and Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) celebrated with state and community leaders the completion of Indiana Crossroads Wind Farm at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 12.
The 302-MW Indiana Crossroads Wind Farm, beginning commercial operations by the end of this year, will generate enough clean electricity to power the equivalent of more than 80,000 average Indiana homes annually. The project is comprised of 72 V150 4.2-MW Vestas turbines. White Construction, an IEA subsidiary, served as the balance of plant contractor.
“The state of Indiana, and specifically, White County, is essential to EDP’s portfolio and is one of the most important sites worldwide for EDP Renewables’ ongoing renewable energy development and operations efforts,” said Miguel Stilwell, CEO of EDPR. “One thing is very clear: Hoosiers are ready for more renewable energy, and EDP Renewables is ready to deliver.”
EDP Renewables has 1,200 MW of operating capacity in Indiana, with other wind and solar projects in late-stage development and under construction across the Hoosier state.
“The completion of Indiana Crossroads Wind Farm is a testament to the hard work and dedication from the many stakeholders who worked together to propel this project toward operation,” said Pablo Vegas, COO and president of utilities at NiSource. “Together with the communities we serve, NIPSCO and NiSource are driving forward with a diverse mix of renewable resources to provide a cleaner, reliable and lower-cost energy future for our customers.”
Indiana Crossroads Wind Farm was selected through a Request for Proposal solicitation that NIPSCO ran as part of its 2018 Integrated Resource Plan, which found that wind and solar resources represented lower-cost options for its customers in comparison to other energy resources.
“Renewable energy is our future, and the completion of Indiana Crossroads Wind Farm merited a celebration,” said State Representative Sharon Negele. “This project is a great example of how a County that has embraced clean energy can bring new jobs, new tax revenue, and new economic opportunities to their communities.”
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