Story County Wind Energy Center

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The Story County Wind Center in Iowa went into commercial operation in October and consists of 100 wind turbines each with a capacity of 1.5MW. This gives the new facility a total maximum capacity of 150MW.

In a boost for the development which was headed by FPL Energy, a group of 6 electricity conglomerate, generation and transmission cooperatives have announced their support for the renewable energy project.

The cooperatives include Buckeye Power, Inc. (Ohio), Power South Energy Cooperative (serving Alabama and Florida), Wabash Valley Power Association (serving several Midwest states, including Indiana), Hoosier Energy (serving Indiana and Illinois), Central Iowa Power Cooperative, and North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation.

The participating Story County Wind Energy Center facility will be capable of generating enough electricity for approximately 37,500 average size homes. The energy generated by the facility will be consumed in the region served by the Midwest ISO, an independent, regional transmission organization responsible for maintaining balance and reliability of the area's electric grid system.