Last Wednesday, Houston-based EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA) celebrated National Clean Energy Week with a tour of its Meadow Lake Wind Farm in Indiana.
The educational tour was hosted in conjunction with the Indiana Conservative Alliance for Energy. Attendees were able to tour the wind farm and learn about turbine technology and the project’s operations. Several public officials attended the tour, including Jim Annis, White County councilman; Jeff Philips, former police chief of Rensselaer and current GOP chair in Jasper County; Janet Faker, White County councilwoman; Arthur Anderson, White County councilman; and Diane Hubbard, representative from Congressman Jim Baird’s office.
Jared Noblitt of the Indiana Conservative Alliance for Energy was pleased to see elected officials in attendance:
“Indiana is known for our low taxes and strong communities. As our elected officials look toward the future, they have an opportunity to grow the clean energy economy and further burnish our reputation as an innovative, forward-thinking Midwestern powerhouse,” he said.
Meadow Lake Wind Farm represents a significant contribution to Indiana’s clean energy progress. The 801 MW project, which consists of six phases, produces enough energy to power 220,000 average Indiana homes.
Meadow Lake has generated approximately $45.4 million and $8.5 million for local landowners and governments, respectively, as well as approximately $129.1 million in local spending through 2018, according to EDPR NA.