"We are honored to have our Milford Wind Corridor project recognized as Project of the Year by the readers of Renewable Energy World," said Carol Grant, Senior Vice President of External Affairs for First Wind. "This wind power project was made possible through the tremendous support from numerous parties including federal, state and local officials and the people of Millard and Beaver Counties. It is gratifying to see that this support continues and that it is being recognized by this year’s Excellence in Renewable Energy awards."
The Excellence in Renewable Energy awards recognize the most innovative technologies, projects and people within the renewable energy industries. The Milford Wind Corridor was selected as one of five finalists for "Project of the Year" from hundreds of nominations, and was picked as the favorite by RenewableEnergyWorld.com’s readers through an online voting process.
Featuring 97 wind turbines, including 58 Clipper Liberty 2.5 MW wind turbines and 39 GE 1.5 MW wind turbines, construction on the Milford wind power project began in November 2008. The construction was managed by a dedicated team at RMT, Inc.
Located in Millard and Beaver counties, the 204 MW first phase of the Milford Wind Corridor project began commercial operation in November 2009 and has the capacity to generate clean, renewable energy to power about 45,000 homes per year.
The project to date has created more than 250 development and construction jobs, and resulted in more than $85 million in economic benefit to Utah.
Power from the project is being purchased by the Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA), on behalf of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and the cities of Burbank and Pasadena.
First Wind is an independent wind energy company exclusively focused on the development, financing, construction, ownership and operation of utility-scale wind projects in the United States. Based in Boston, First Wind has wind projects in the Northeast, the West and in Hawaii, with a capacity to generate up to 478 megawatts of power.