Vivian Kleijnjans
If Pennsylvanians embraced the full potential of wind energy, the power produced each year by wind power would equal 38,00...
   Pennsylvania is home to one of the nations most    progressive alternative energy portfolio standards   18% of all en...
   Economic prosperity to rural areas   Reduces the states dependence on polluting    energy sources   Wind development...
   A Black & Veatch study in Pennsylvania    suggested that if the state increased the    renewable share of its electric...
   One wind turbine occupies only 1/4 acre of    land, including access roads.   Farming, ranching, forestry, and other ...
   Wind power is free   The cost of wind power to Pennsylvanian    consumers is not affected by the fluctuations of    g...
   There are 17 operating wind farms in    Pennsylvania   In 2007, Montgomery county became the first    wind-powered co...
   24 megawatt wind energy facility located in    the Pocono Mountains   12 Turbines   Expected to produce over 75 mill...
   Largest wind generation facility in    Pennsylvania, and the second largest east of    the Mississippi River.   43 1....
   Located in Somerset County   Situated on land reclaimed from a coal strip    mine.   8 1.3 MW turbines   Total outp...
   Produces 30 MW of clean energy for use   Powers10,000 homes   20 Wind Turbines   Annual output of 20 Megawatts
   The 17 wind projects currently operating in    Pennsylvania have an installed capacity of    786.1 MW and generate abo...
   http://www.presqueisleaudubon.org/conserv.    html   http://www.pawindenergynow.org/pa/farms.    html   http://www.p...
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Pennsylvania wind power

  1. 1. Vivian Kleijnjans
  2. 2. If Pennsylvanians embraced the full potential of wind energy, the power produced each year by wind power would equal 38,000,000 megawatt-hours - or 30% of the entire states electricity consumption.
  3. 3.  Pennsylvania is home to one of the nations most progressive alternative energy portfolio standards 18% of all energy generated in the Commonwealth comes from clean, efficient sources PA is one of two states with a portfolio standard that includes energy efficiency It’s standard surpasses any other state requirement for solar energy Market share for solar that is some 300% greater than anywhere else in the country. $10 billion in increased output for Pennsylvania, $3 billion in additional earnings Between 3500 and 4000 new jobs for residents over the next 20 years.
  4. 4.  Economic prosperity to rural areas Reduces the states dependence on polluting energy sources Wind development creates three times as many jobs per dollar as do fossil fuel power projects Every new megawatt of wind energy creates between 15 and 19 jobs
  5. 5.  A Black & Veatch study in Pennsylvania suggested that if the state increased the renewable share of its electricity supply to only 10%, the change would result in 85,000 additional job-years for Pennsylvanians.
  6. 6.  One wind turbine occupies only 1/4 acre of land, including access roads. Farming, ranching, forestry, and other land use can continue freely on land occupied by wind turbines. Farmers and rural landowners can generate their own power landowners can earn over $2000 a year for each wind turbine installed on their property
  7. 7.  Wind power is free The cost of wind power to Pennsylvanian consumers is not affected by the fluctuations of global markets, unlike fossil fuel prices. Wind energy is a 100% pollution free energy source Provides a reliable and sustainable supply of electricity without contributing to air pollution or global warming. Increasing Pennsylvanias wind energy supply decreases our need for dirty fossil fuel power plants powered by coal and other limited resources.
  8. 8.  There are 17 operating wind farms in Pennsylvania In 2007, Montgomery county became the first wind-powered county in the nation, with a two- year commitment to buy 100 percent of its electricity from a combination of wind energy and renewable energy credits derived from wind energy. In 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency honored Swarthmore, PA as a Green Power community, the only one in the Eastern U.S., for its commitment to buy clean energy generated from wind turbines in mountainous region of western Pennsylvania.
  9. 9.  24 megawatt wind energy facility located in the Pocono Mountains 12 Turbines Expected to produce over 75 million kilowatt- hours of wind energy annually. In operation since 2006
  10. 10.  Largest wind generation facility in Pennsylvania, and the second largest east of the Mississippi River. 43 1.5 megawatt turbines located along the ridge of Moosic Mountain in Wayne County, northeast of Scranton. Generates enough electricity to power 22,000 homes. Owned by FPL Energy, Waymarts energy is purchased by Exelon Generation and is used in Pennsylvania. Produces 64.5 megawatts of power annually
  11. 11.  Located in Somerset County Situated on land reclaimed from a coal strip mine. 8 1.3 MW turbines Total output of 10.4 MW Enough to power 3,300 homes.
  12. 12.  Produces 30 MW of clean energy for use Powers10,000 homes 20 Wind Turbines Annual output of 20 Megawatts
  13. 13.  The 17 wind projects currently operating in Pennsylvania have an installed capacity of 786.1 MW and generate about 2,065,871 megawatt-hours of clean electricity each year. Thats enough to power nearly 229,541 homes. If we install our full potential of 4,000 MW of wind energy, we will be able to produce enough clean power to meet the annual electricity needs of 1,168,000 homes.
  14. 14.  http://www.presqueisleaudubon.org/conserv. html http://www.pawindenergynow.org/pa/farms. html http://www.pennfuture.org/content.aspx?Sec tionID=192&MenuID= http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/wind/index.asp x http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburght rib/business/s_772572.html
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