The wind farm will utilize 65 Siemens 2.3 MW turbines with 'Made in America' components. The project is expected to start generating power in the fourth quarter of 2015. Mortenson Construction will manage construction of the project.
In January this year we reported that the project had entered into a 13-year power purchase agreement with Amazon to supply electricity to the electric grids that service Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) data centers.
Upon completion, the Amazon Wind Farm (Fowler Ridge) project is expected to generate approximately 500,000 MWh of wind power annually, or the equivalent of that used by approximately 46,000 US homes.
Mike Garland, President and CEO of Pattern Development, commented:
"The Amazon Wind Farm project has successfully closed financing and is moving ahead on schedule. We look forward to helping Amazon power its customers' businesses with domestic clean energy harnessed from the winds of Indiana. We are now working with Amazon, Google and Walmart, demonstrating that America's leading corporations are increasingly investing in, or buying power from, non-polluting energy sources like wind power. We see this growing trend driving the development of more new projects."
Jacob Andersen, CEO Onshore Americas, Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division, stated:
"Siemens is proud that our 'Made in America' wind components will be used at the Amazon Wind Farm. Wind power is an increasingly important part of our nation's energy mix, and this project is part of a growing trend we see in the U.S. of technology companies and leading corporations investing in wind power. Our goal is to provide the most efficient and reliable equipment to ensure that wind energy is both sustainable and affordable. We're pleased to continue our long relationship with Pattern Development and Pattern Energy, and Siemens technicians will work to ensure optimal performance of this equipment."