EDP Renewables, Cummins Inc., Mortenson, Vestas, and the American Wind Energy Association Hold Crane Day at Meadow Lake Wind Farm to Celebrate U.S. Leadership in Wind Power
CHALMERS, Indiana, August 7, 2018 – EDP Renewables (EDPR), Cummins Inc., Mortenson, Vestas, and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) held a Crane Day for the public at the Meadow Lake Wind Farm on Tuesday, August 7, as part of a national celebration of U.S. leadership in wind power and the benefits it creates for all Americans. Crane Day is one of the 30 events happening in more than 15 states from August 5-11 in recognition of the second annual American Wind Week.
Crane Day provided a unique opportunity for the public to see one of the largest cranes in the world erecting state-of-the-art wind turbines at Meadow Lake Wind Farm, Indiana’s largest wind farm. Attendees arrived at the wind farm’s construction laydown yard where they could speak to representatives from the host companies as well as view displays about wind energy and collect giveaway items provided by each of the companies. Guests then took a brief bus ride to a nearby area where they were able to observe active construction of the new wind farm.
EDP Renewables is the owner and will be the operator of the 200 megawatt (MW) Meadow Lake VI Wind Farm. EDPR owns and operates the five operational phases of the Meadow Lake Wind Farm. Cummins Inc. is an offtaker of the Meadow Lake VI Wind Farm, purchasing 75 MW of energy from the project. Mortenson is the balance of plant contractor for the project, and Vestas is the turbine supplier. AWEA is the national trade association that represents the interests of America’s wind industry and also hosts American Wind Week.
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