Biggest windfarm

By A Asha
Published: Thursday 31 May 2001

The world's largest windfarm, made up of 450 giant turbines, is to be be built on the Washington-Oregon border in the US. The state of the art technology used will produce 300 mw of power, which will be pooled with the power produced from hydroelectric dams and sold to 11 US states, including California, which has suffered major power crisis in the recent past. Known as the Stateline Wind Generating Project, the facility will use 73 metre high self-monitoring turbines that adjust to wind speed and direction. PacifiCorp is one of the two private US-based companies that will build and run the windfarm ( Green Futures , No 27, March/April 2001).

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