Performance Services Inc., an Indiana design-build company, has announced that agreements have been reached with landowners to secure 2,500 acres of land to support a 50 MW wind farm in northwest Tippecanoe County, Ind.
The Lafayette site offers a strong wind resource, excellent access to transmission lines and compatibility with existing land use, according the company. Farmers will continue to grow crops while generating revenue from the wind turbines.
‘Wind energy holds great promise for our country,’ says John Knochel, president of the Tippecanoe County Commission. ‘And Performance Services holds great promise for our county and for area public schools, colleges and universities. Charged with finding innovative, creative ways to hold the line on expenses and fund education, schools and universities stand to gain some great benefits when they invest in this wind energy park.’
With anticipated positive study results, Performance Park Wind Farm is expected to be operational by December 2012.
SOURCE: Performance Services Inc.