Ken Salazar, secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), recently visited First Wind's 204 MW Milford Wind Corridor project in Utah. Salazar and members of the DOI were given an in-depth tour of Utah's largest wind project.
Located in Millard and Beaver counties, the Milford Wind Corridor project was permitted under the DOI's Bureau of Land Management wind energy programmatic environmental impact statement for the western U.S.
Featuring 97 wind turbines, the 204 MW project began commercial operation in November 2009, a year after breaking ground. To date, the project has created more than 250 development and construction jobs, and has resulted in more than $85 million in economic benefits, according to First Wind.
Power from the project is being purchased by the Southern California Public Power Authority, on behalf of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the cities of Burbank and Pasadena.
SOURCE: First Wind Â