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Lime Wind: Reused turbines creating renewable power

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The first wind farm in Baker County and Oregon’s first on Bureau of Land Management land went on line in the summer of 2012, thanks in part to a $2.5 million SELP loan. The $7 million, three-megawatt Lime Wind project is unique in other ways, too. It is owned and operated by a single family – the Randy Joseph family of Sumpter – and was constructed with six used, 500-kilowatt turbines. The wind farm is located just east of I-84 between Baker City and Ontario. It is producing enough electricity to power about 800 homes and has a 20-year power purchase agreement with Idaho Power.

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Created at 9/21/2012 3:57 PM by Cliff Voliva
Last modified at 9/25/2015 10:33 AM by Cliff Voliva