Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
  Energy News  


Subscribe free to our newsletters via your




















We Energies Wind Project Begins Commercial Operation

At a cost of approximately $300 million, the Blue Sky Green Field project consists of 88 Vestas Wind Systems turbines spread across 10,600 acres. Each turbine is capable of producing 1.65 megawatts of electricity. The V82 turbines have a hub height of approximately 262 feet and a blade length of 134 feet. From the foundation to the tip, each tower has a height 397 feet.
by Staff Writers
Milwaukee WI (SPX) May 20, 2008
We Energies' Blue Sky Green Field wind project was placed into commercial service today. The 88 turbines have a demonstrated capacity of 145 megawatts and are expected to generate more than 328 million emission-free kilowatt hours annually -- enough to power 36,000 homes.

"Blue Sky Green Field is one of several targeted efforts we're undertaking to generate more energy from renewable resources," said Rick Kuester, executive vice president of Wisconsin Energy Corporation, the parent of We Energies.

"We appreciate the support we have received from our customers and from the communities of Calumet and Marshfield and northeast Fond du Lac County in making the project a reality."

At a cost of approximately $300 million, the Blue Sky Green Field project consists of 88 Vestas Wind Systems turbines spread across 10,600 acres.

Each turbine is capable of producing 1.65 megawatts of electricity. The V82 turbines have a hub height of approximately 262 feet and a blade length of 134 feet. From the foundation to the tip, each tower has a height 397 feet.

We Energies continues to pursue the development of additional renewable energy to meet customer demand and to meet the state of Wisconsin's Renewable Portfolio Standard, which requires utilities across the state to generate 10 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2015.

"While the Blue Sky Green Field project is an important contributor to our renewable goals, We Energies will need to add several more renewable projects to meet the state mandate," said Kuester.

Construction of Blue Sky Green Field began in June 2007. The project was built largely with the talents of Wisconsin companies and craft labor. Collectively, more than 400,000 labor hours were devoted to completing the project.

Although the turbines are now in operation, We Energies will be working with the landowners in the area to ensure that proper restoration from construction activity is completed.

Community
Email This Article
Comment On This Article

Share This Article With Planet Earth
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit
YahooMyWebYahooMyWeb GoogleGoogle FacebookFacebook



Related Links
We Energies
Powering The World in the 21st Century at Energy-Daily.com



Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News


Massachusetts Wind Energy Team Win MIT Clean Energy Entrepreneur Prize
Boston MA (SPX) May 20, 2008
The FloDesign Wind Turbine has been named the winner of the MIT Clean Energy Entrepreneurship competition. The breakthrough wind turbine design is geared to perform efficiently in a wide range of wind conditions - particularly in areas with lower wind speeds - which current wind turbines are not effectively designed for.







  • Some biofuel crops could become invasive species, experts warn
  • We Energies Wind Project Begins Commercial Operation
  • Superconductors Get A Boost From Pressure
  • Outside View: Russia pipeline reach grows

  • Lithuania creates LEO to build new nuclear energy facility
  • Experts Tackle Shipment Issues For Beneficial Radiation Sources
  • China says nuclear facilities safe after quake: report
  • EDF says it will share nuclear experience with US group Exelon

  • New clean air rules may endanger parks
  • National Study Examines Health Risks Of Coarse Particle Pollution
  • Beijing working to clear the air
  • Methane Sources Over The Last 30,000 Years

  • Brazil's military should patrol Amazon: new environment minister
  • Myanmar cyclone damage worsened by loss of mangroves: FAO
  • Costa Rica plants more trees to become carbon neutral
  • Two billion trees planted in UN campaign

  • Food and climate fears combine to put focus on global biodiversity
  • Biodiversity loss costs six percent of world income: report
  • U.S. promotes GMO crops in food package
  • Finding The Real Potential Of No-Till Farming For Sequestering Carbon

  • Lithium Technology Powers Hybrid Electric Supercar
  • Professor Studies What Cars Can Learn From Drivers' Words
  • Free-Flowing Traffic With ORINOKO
  • Tesla's electric sports car aiming at Europe market

  • China's new jumbo-jet firm no threat to Airbus, Boeing: state media
  • China unveils new jumbo jet company: report
  • NASA And JAXA To Conduct Joint Research On Sonic Boom Modeling
  • Analysis: Can airplanes go green?

  • Nuclear Power In Space - Part 2
  • Outside View: Nuclear future in space
  • Nuclear Power In Space

  • The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2007 - SpaceDaily.AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement