Wyden Hails Opening of Shepherds Flat Wind Energy Project

This past Saturday, Shepherds Flat Wind Energy project came online in Gilliam and Morrow counties in Central Oregon.

Shepherds Flat is one of the world’s largest wind farms generating 845 megawatts of power – enough to power more than 200,000 homes. The wind farm was developed by Caithness Energy and boasts 338 wind turbines made in the U.S. by General Electric which are creating emissions-free power.

“Shepherds Flat shows all of us what renewable energy in the 21st Century looks like, with electricity flowing, real steel in the ground, real jobs, and real economic growth,” Wyden said, in a statement.

Check out Senator Wyden’s op-ed on the Production Tax Credit for wind power which helps make projects like Shepherds Flat possible: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/81570.html