Highland Wind Farm, Cambria County, PA
- Cambria County, PA
- 62.5 MW
- 25 turbines
- Operational 2009
- Approximately 105,000 tons of offset CO2 each year
- 4,000 acres in project area
The Highland Wind Farm is located in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, primarily on reclaimed strip mines. Development of the Highland Wind Farm began in 2005, and the project commenced operation on August 12, 2009. The project uses 25 Nordex N-90 wind turbine generators, each with a nameplate rating of 2.5 MW. In total, the Highland Wind Farm generates enough electricity to power over 15,000 homes annually. The electricity from Highland is connected to the Penelec Grid and sold to First Energy Services under a long-term power purchase agreement. The project expanded with the development of the Highland North Wind Farm in 2012.
- $4.5 million in tax revenue to state, local townships and school districts over the life of the project
- Approximately $4 million in local goods and services for operation and maintenance over the life of the project
- 9 full-time operation and maintenance staff operate the Highland and Highland North Wind Farms
- EverPower has signed the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) Wind Energy Voluntary Cooperative Agreement and has worked closely with the PGC to ensure project impacts are minimal. EverPower has been at the forefront of progressive action based on science and coordination with state agencies.