Comments on: EDP Renewables completes 302-MW Indiana Crossroads wind farm https://www.windpowerengineering.com/edp-renewables-completes-indiana-crossroads-wind-farm/ The technical resource for wind power profitability Fri, 10 Dec 2021 10:09:45 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.2 By: Fred Golden https://www.windpowerengineering.com/edp-renewables-completes-indiana-crossroads-wind-farm/#comment-658208 Fri, 10 Dec 2021 10:09:45 +0000 https://www.windpowerengineering.com/?p=49098#comment-658208 Right now California has about 6,000 MW of installed wind capacity, and it normally generates about 1,500 – 3,000 MW of power to the grid all the time. Rare days it might exceed 4,000 MW, but most of the time it is right around 2,000 MW.

So don’t expect 300 MW each hour from this wind park, you will be lucky to get about 100 MW on a average day, with 200 MW on some days, with the full 300 MW per hour only on rare and very windy days. Yet still it is free energy, just need to make mortgage payments for the equipment, and some land lease payments, tax, ect. I would like to see many more wind parks in the 300 – 800 MW size range! It is much better than living near a coal fired power plant!

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