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Big Blue River Wind Project

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Location: Henry County, Indiana

Potential Capacity: 200 MW

Number of Wind Turbines: Estimated 83 to 100

Size: Approximately 20,000 acres

Project Summary:  The Big Blue River Wind Farm is a proposed 200 MW, utility-scale wind energy project covering approximately 20,000 acres in northwestern Henry County, Indiana.  The project proposes to interconnect into the Indiana Michigan Power Co. high-voltage transmission lines that traverse the area, delivering power into the PJM transmission system.  Calpine began executing leases with landowner partners in late 2015 and continues its community outreach efforts to landowners, local officials and area residents.  Clean energy generated from the project is expected to produce enough power for approximately 60,000 homes.

Community Benefits: Wind energy represents a viable long-term revenue stream for families in the form of land-lease and easement-agreement payments during the development and operation of the wind farm.  Rural communities also benefit from public road enhancements and increased tax revenues to fund local infrastructure and public services, including school systems, hospitals, libraries and emergency services.  Moreover, construction, operations and maintenance create direct and indirect benefits of additional jobs and increased demand for local goods and services.   


Calpine Wind Development Midwest Team