Bowling Green starts construction on two wind turbines


BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – Two turbines will soon be blowin’ in the wind near Bowling Green.

Green Mountain Energy Company, American Municipal Power-Ohio and the City of Bowling Green broke ground Aug. 29 for the construction of two wind turbines near Bowling Green, south of Toledo.

The wind farm is expected to be completed and generating power by the end of the year.

Tied to the electric grid through a Bowling Green Municipal Utilities substation, this will be the first utility size wind farm in the state.

Tall as 30 stories. Plans call for the wind farm to be built on county-owned land seven miles west of Bowling Green, along state Route 6, near the Wood County Landfill. It would consist of two, 1.8 megawatt wind turbines mounted on 257-foot towers with three, 132-foot blades attached to each unit.

At its highest point, the tip of a blade is taller than a 30-story building.

Combined, the units will generate approximately 6.9 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually – enough to power approximately 785 homes.

Green Mountain Energy Company is based in Austin, Texas; American Municipal Power-Ohio is a Columbus- based nonprofit wholesale power supplier and services provider for 81 member municipal electric systems in Ohio, four in Pennsylvania, two in West Virginia and one in Michigan.


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