Pennsylvania ‘definitely taken the lead' in wind power - End staffing minimal but jobs pay well
CUMBERLAND - Considerable potential for positive economic impact from wind electric generation exists in the region as evidenced in the neighboring state of Pennsylvania.
February 8, 2006
by Mona Ridder, Staff Writer
Wind farm construction employs large numbers of people for short periods while the end staffing is minimal with only a few people required to maintain the facilities. The jobs, however, are considered well-paying.
Pennsylvania and New York are the largest wind generated electric producers in the eastern part of the United States, generating 129 and 186 megawatts, respectively, with West Virginia in third place at less than half that capacity with 66 megawatts.
“Pennsylvania has definitely taken the lead in wind power,” said Jim Cookman, vice president for development with US Wind Force, headquartered in Wexford, Pa. “Gov. (Ed) Rendell... [continue via Web link]