Village looks at costs, benefit of wind power
ELMORE - Although the village owns a small part of Ohio's first utility-scale wind farm, Elmore officials are exploring the feasibility of buying their own wind turbines.
February 13, 2006
by Erika Ray
The village, population 1,426 in 2000, shares ownership of four massive wind turbines at the Wood County Landfill about six miles west of Bowling Green.
The wind farm is a venture that includes 10 municipalities, AMP-Ohio, and Green Mountain Energy. Fifty-six percent of it is owned by Bowling Green. The other 44 percent is owned by Elmore - the first community to join - and eight other Ohio municipalities that distribute power to their residents: Napoleon, Pioneer, Edgerton, Montpelier, Monroeville, Cuyahoga Falls, Oberlin, and Wadsworth.
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