Wind farm opens in Ohio

The EDP Renewables North America Wind Farm opened its doors Wednesday; the international company could not be happier about beginning operations.

“We are happy to show that wind energy works,” said Chief Executive Officer Gabriel Alonso. “This is another testament that wind power works. We are not polluting anything, we are not destructing anything — we are not burning a fuel to turn into electricity. We are just taking advantage of something that is a natural resource and making a benefit out of it.”

EDP’s Timber Road II Wind Farm is a 99-megawatt wind turbines facility outside Payne. This is the first commercial, large-scale wind energy project to open in Ohio with implications for a changing business climate in Ohio.