Two new videos produced by Seimans in conjunction with Cannon Power Group demonstrate how a wind farm can benefit the local community. The videos are based on its Windy Point/Windy Flats (WP/WF) wind farm project in Goldendale, Washington with the first video focusing on the economic benefits of wind energy and the second video focusing on how to finance a wind energy project.
In the first video, Golendale residents tell the story of how the formerly struggling town has new life due to the wind farm. Like many small towns in America, the younger generation has had to leave home to find good paying jobs. But with the growth of renewable energy, such as wind power, the economic equation has been improved through the creation of new jobs and many of the “sons and daughters” are able to come home again.
To date, the capital investment in Klickitat County, where the WP/WF wind farm is located, exceeds $1 billion. The wind farm is actually one of the largest in the US with turbines spanning 30 miles along the Columbia River ridgeline. When completed, the wind farm will produce 500 megawatts (MW) of wind energy, enough to power more than 250,000 homes per year.
The turbines were manufactured by Siemans and “Wind Power Energizes a Community in Klickitat County,” and “Windy Flats – Financing Wind Energy Projects,” were produced by Siemens as part of its 2010 “Summer in America” campaign.