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WIndiana 2009

July 21 @ 7:00 AM - - July 22 @ 12:00 PM - Indianapolis Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN

WIndiana 2009 will be held July 21-22 in at the Indianapolis Convention Center.  Registration is now open!  If you would like to be an exhibitor at this event, please contact Eric Burch.

Wind Power in Indiana

Wind power, electricity generated by capturing the wind's energy with modern wind turbines, is one of the lowest-cost, renewable electricity alternatives currently available.  Wind power is a clean, domestic electricity resource that has seen a tremendous amount of growth and technology improvement over the past several years.     

 

Utility-scale wind farms can provide rural areas with significant investment and offer farmers new sources of revenue by opening their land to new energy development, while at the same time allowing present farming activities to continue virtually unchanged. 

Small-scale wind installations can reduce dependency on the central electric grid and decrease monthly electric bills for residences, small businesses and schools.    

Indiana possesses viable wind resources in limited pockets scattered across the northern half of the state (maps). Wind power could provide the electricity capacity of a new baseload power plant within the next ten years. As wind power technology improves, wholesale markets increase and green energy becomes more valuable, Indiana can maximize its wind resources by selling wind power into markets with higher electricity costs. This would allow wind producers to find the best markets without jeopardizing Indiana's low electricity rates.

 

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