REpower USA’s turbines powering local economies

Located on the eastern front of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, REpower USA has sought to take advantage of the surge in domestic wind farm construction in the past five years. The U.S. subsidiary of REpower Systems SE – a global leader in the manufacture of wind turbines – REpower USA opened in 2007 and now sells, installs, and maintains turbines in the 2-megawatt class, supplying projects in 10 states.

REpower USA employs about 150 engineers and industry experts, with a core group in Denver and others dispersed at sites across the country.

In Ferry, Alaska, REpower USA is installing its turbines, built with American components, at the 25-megawatt Eva Creek Wind Project which, when completed, will be the largest wind farm in the state.

In Kern County, California, the 138-megawatt Pacific Wind Project, powered by REpower’s MM92 turbines, went online in August 2012.

In Somerset County, Pa., 68 REpower turbines at the Twin Ridges Wind Farm will generate enough electricity to power more than 45,000 homes. The Twin Ridges Wind Farm also will generate $2.5 million in expenditures on local goods.

This post originally appeared in the Sept. 2012 NRDC publication “American Wind Farms: Breaking Down the Benefits from Planning to Production.”