Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch commended the Bluff Point Wind Energy Center's positive economic impact at the project’s commissioning last week. “It has created good jobs for Hoosiers and an economic uplift for the region, as well as low-cost, clean energy, which is a product we can all be proud of,” Crouch said. The center features 57 GE wind turbines with a generating capacity of nearly 120 megawatts. American Electric Power and NextEra Energy Resources cooperated on the project serving customers of the AEP affiliate Appalachian Power, which already serves 1 million customers in Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee. The project is NextEra Energy’s first in Indiana. The project is expected to provide more than $30 million in new tax revenue to the Jay and Randolph county governments over its first 30 years of operations, and nearly $21 million in payments to local landowners.
AEP, NextEra invest $200 million in Indiana wind energy