Working in partnership with its member communities, American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) developed Ohio’s first utility-scale wind farm in Bowling Green, Ohio.
AMP Wind Farm
The AMP Wind Farm has a generating capacity of 5.4 megawatts (MW), consisting of three (originally four) 1.8-MW turbines. The city of Bowling Green is the largest recipient of generated power, accounting for the majority of the project’s total capacity.
AMP worked closely with the city of Bowling Green on the development of the wind farm. Bowling Green performed the original wind study that demonstrated the feasibility of the project.
Upon completion of two 1.8-MW units in November 2003, ownership was transferred to OMEGA JV6, with 10 participating member communities. Additional interest from project participants prompted the construction of two additional units in 2004, bringing the installation to a total of four units. One of the units was retired in 2021 bringing the current total to three units. The facility is used as an intermittent resource.
The turbines themselves rest atop 257-foot towers erected by Vestas American Wind Technology. With blades that extend 132 feet from the turbine casing, each unit measures nearly 400 feet tall when the blades rotate to their highest point.
For more information about the AMP Wind Farm, please contact William Sandell, vice president of generation operations and development, at 614.540.6382 or [email protected].
* Note that AMP, on behalf of its members, sells all or a portion of the renewable energy certificates created by its renewable energy projects, power purchase agreements and joint ventures to help reduce its wholesale power costs.
Locust Ridge Wind Project
AMP has contracted with Avangrid Renewables for 100 MW of wind power that is delivered from 50 turbines in north central Pennsylvania. Sixteen AMP members participate in this power purchase agreement.