Utility-Scale Wind Power Comes to Mississippi


AES Corp. has completed the first utility-scale wind generation facility in Mississippi, its 184 MW Delta Wind project.

Project construction began last year, comprising 41 Vestas wind turbines that rise to a total tip height of 692 feet.

“The AES Delta Wind project represents a historic milestone as the first utility-scale wind energy project in Mississippi,” says Woody Rubin, chief development officer for AES’ U.S. renewable energy business. 

“This pioneering project provides clean, reliable energy to Amazon to power its facilities and operations in the region while reducing carbon emissions. The project also provides an important economic infusion to local communities by supporting more than 300 jobs during peak construction and by generating tens of millions of dollars in new tax revenue to support local schools, infrastructure and services in Tunica County over the life of the project.”

Originated and initially developed by Steelhead Americas, Vestas’ North American development arm, then acquired by AES, the project is located on 14,000 acres of privately owned farmland in Tunica County. 

The project was designed with local landowners to ensure current agricultural land uses continue beneath the turbines.

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