Indiana crossroads II wind farm construction in White county begins

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EDP Renewables North America has begun construction of the 202 MW Indiana Crossroads II Wind Farm. White County is where the project is situated. The wind farm is expected to be fully operational by 2023. It will provide enough electricity to power more than 54,000 homes in Indiana each year.

Additionally, the wind farm will hire eight permanent officers during its multi-decade operational life. It will also offer 250 full-time jobs during the height of development. Furthermore, Indiana Crossroads II will encourage more spending at local establishments within its footprints, such as eateries, hotels, and stores.

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Furthermore, the project will distribute more than $48.5 million to local governments. The funds will be used to pay for schools, roads, infrastructure, and other crucial services. US$ 37M in land lease payments will be made to White County landowners. The Indiana crossroads II wind farm project will conserve more than 350 million gallons of water annually throughout the course of the project. This is more than what would be required of a traditional energy sources to provide the same amount of power.

Agreements and partnerships already made for Indiana crossroads II wind farm and other similar project in the region

A power purchase agreement (PPA) has been signed between EDP Renewables and Northern Indiana Public Service Company, a division of NiSource Inc., for the Indiana Crossroads II Wind Farm.

The businesses have also collaborated to bring three additional renewable energy projects to White County, Indiana. These projects include the 200 MW Indiana Crossroads Solar Park, which is currently under construction, the 302 MW Indiana Crossroads I Wind Farm, which is fully operational and owned by NIPSCO, and the 102 MW Rosewater Wind Farm.

“With Indiana Crossroads II being our soon-to-be seventh operational wind farm in the area, EDP Renewables is happy to be a part of this clean energy trend”, said Tom LoTurco, EDP Renewables North America Executive Vice President, Eastern Region and Canada and Government Affairs.