Benton County Indiana Farmland home to New Amazon Web Services Wind Farm
Internet giant Amazon recently announced as part of their sustainable energy policy the plan to construct and operate a 150 megawatt wind farm on Benton County, Indiana farmland. Working with Pattern Energy Group, the new wind energy farm will supply approximately 500,000 megawatt hours of wind power each year.
Expected to be fully operation and online in 2016, the Amazon Web Services Wind Farm (Fowler Ridge) will be used exclusively to power Amazon AWS data centers.
This new Indiana farmland wind energy project (enough to power about 46,000 average homes in the US for a year) will be used to “power both current and future AWS datacenters.” writes Jeff Barr, Chief Evangelist for Amazon Web Services.
Benton County, Indiana, known primarily for some of the most productive farmland in the State of Indiana is home to the first wind farm in the state. In total, current online and operational Benton County wind farms collectively generate approximately 838 megawatts through nearly 500 wind turbines.
For more information on Benton County, Indiana and wind farm tours visit http://www.bentoncounty.in.gov/windfacts