Commend U.S. Energy Company for Completion of Three New Wind Farms

Target: Environmental Protection Agency

Goal: Commend Iberdrola Renewables for its completion of three new wind farms in California, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.

Iberdrola Renewables, LLC, a U.S. energy company based in Portland, Oregon, recently completed three new wind farms in the states of California, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. The farms, all completed in December 2012, generate a total of over 265MW of clean, emissions-free energy and represent a combined investment of approximately $700 million. Commend this company for its work to provide renewable power to customers across the United States.

The Manzana Wind Project, located near the town of Rosamond in Kern County, California, is comprised of 126 GE 1.5MW turbines. This farm delivers 189MW of power, most of which has already been sold under long-term 20 year contracts to San Diego Gas & Electric and Silicon Valley Power, which are purchasing 100MW/year and 50MW/year respectively. Manzana’s clean energy represents an offset in carbon emissions equivalent to taking more than 21,500 cars off of California’s roads each year. At peak construction, the farm provided 216 jobs for the community and resulted in the spending of $10.3 million in the local economy.

Hoosac Wind Power Project, situated on Bakke Mountain in Florida, Massachusetts and Crum Hill of Monroe, Massachusetts, contains 19 GE 1.5 MW turbines, generating a total of 28.5MW of emissions-free electricity. All of this energy, enough to power 10,000 homes annually, has been purchased by NSTAR Electric, a subsidiary of Northeast Utilities. Over its life, the farm will result in $6.8 million in tax revenue for the towns involved and lease payments to landowners of another $3 million. During construction the project employed a peak 140 laborers.

In Groton of Grafton County, New Hampshire, lies the Groton Wind Farm. Consisting of 24 Garnesa G87 2MW turbines, the 48MW site will produce enough power to supply nearly 20,000 typical New Hampshire homes annually. Peak construction provided local jobs to 277 construction workers, and local spending on the project came to a total of $3.9 million. All of this farm’s energy has been purchased under contract with NSTAR Electric as well.

With the completion of these new wind farms, Iberdrola Renewables has a renewable energy portfolio that now spans 19 states. The continued efforts of this company are providing tens of thousands of customers with clean, renewable power, while avoiding the unnecessary release of hundreds of millions of pounds of carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere each year. This work should not go unnoticed. Sign this petition to ask the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to commend Iberdrola Renewables for its completion of these three wind farms and commitment to keeping our natural environment pure.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Environmental Protection Agency,

The energy company Iberdrola Renewables, based in Portland, Oregon, has recently completed three new wind projects in the states of California, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. The Manzana Wind Project, located near the town of Rosamond in Kern County, California, is comprised of 126 GE 1.5MW turbines and generates a total of 189MW. The Hoosac Wind Power Project, situated on Bakke Mountain in Florida, Massachusetts and Crum Hill of Monroe, Massachusetts, contains 19 GE 1.5 MW turbines, generating a total of 28.5MW of energy. The Groton Wind Farm consists of 24 Garnesa G87 2MW turbines, totaling 48MW of power capacity.

Combined, these three projects produce 265.5MW of clean renewable energy. This is equivalent to taking 47,400 cars off the road each year, or avoiding over 400 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions annually. The projects represent a combined investment of approximately $700 and at peak construction provided a total of 633 local jobs. The efforts of this energy company are greatly beneficial to the environment and the economy. I urge you to commend Iberdrola Renewables for its continued work to bring customers clean emissions-free energy and keep our natural environment safe.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Richard Dorrell

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4 Comments

  1. Ruth Rogers says:

    Signed! Think and google search wood turbines, Images of wooden wind mills, images of wooden turbines!!!
    Wood is biodegradable and some wood is as strong as steel. Growing sustainable, fair trade, organic, diversity of trees Tree Farms will help. Some people are building wooden turbines!!!

  2. Robert Ortiz says:

    Wind farms are a great idea since renewable is the best (and soon the only) way to go!

  3. Ruth Rogers Ruth Rogers says:

    Thank You! IMPORTANT: Please keep up the good work. Will men and women please consider that wood turbines with wood towers are being made in Germany and are very good. Please note that: 1.) wood is biodegradable and therefore earth friendly compared to steel and fiberglass, 2.) that SOME WOOD IS STRONGER THAN STEEL. 3.)ALSO THERE IS STRONGER THAN STEEL BAMBOO — ALREADY A PRIMARY CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL IN LARGE BRIDGES, AND LARGE BUILDINGS,AND HOUSES 4.) Earth friendly paint could be used on the wood.

  4. Ruth Rogers Ruth Rogers says:

    Thank You! Keep up the good work! IMPORTANT: Please keep up the good work. Will men and women please consider that wood turbines with wood towers are being made in Germany and are very good. Please note that: 1.) wood is biodegradable and therefore earth friendly compared to steel and fiberglass, 2.) that SOME WOOD IS STRONGER THAN STEEL. 3.)ALSO THERE IS STRONGER THAN STEEL BAMBOO — ALREADY A PRIMARY CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL IN LARGE BRIDGES, AND LARGE BUILDINGS,AND HOUSES 4.) Earth friendly paint could be used on the wood.

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