Hog Creek Wind Project is located in Hardin County, Ohio, approximately 80 miles northwest of Columbus. The project complements the agricultural land use in the area allowing Ohio farmers the option to continue farming while also generating revenue from the wind turbines.
Hog Creek Wind Project has an installed capacity of 66 megawatts (MW). Hog Creek's generation is equivalent to the consumption of more than 18,000 Ohio homes.
Hog Creek Wind Project yields significant economic benefits to the community in the form of payments to landowners, local spending, and annual community investment.
Hog Creek represents a capital investment of approximately $105 million and has disbursed $590,000 in cumulative payments to local governments through 2019. The project created 58 full-time equivalent jobs during construction as well as five permanent jobs. Through 2019, approximately $4.4 million has been spent within 50 miles of the wind farm.
Hog Creek Wind Project saves more than 117 million gallons of water each year and will displace carbon emissions from fossil fuel power plants, a major contributor to climate change. Wind energy also enhances air quality by helping to mitigate the health effects of harmful air pollutants.
Hog Creek Wind Project is compatible with other land uses and provides a stable form of income to local landowners. More than $1 million has been paid to the wind farm’s landowners through 2019. These supportive landowners participate in long-term lease and easement agreements that cover turbines, access roads, and transmission corridors.
Modern wind turbine generators are sophisticated, high-tech machines designed to capture the kinetic energy of the wind and convert it into electricity. A turbine’s blades capture the wind and rotate an internal shaft connected to a gearbox spinning a generator to produce electricity.
Hog Creek Wind Project consists of 30 Vestas V110 2.2 MW wind turbines.
Made in the USA
The vast majority of wind farm equipment is manufactured in the United States.