Cool Stuff Being Made: FPL Waymart Wind Farm

By June 7, 2008Energy

In this week’s “Cool Stuff Being Made,” we blow where the wind takes us — Waymart, Pennsylvania, and the FPL Energy Wind Farm. As FPL Energy describes the facility in a fact sheet:

The Waymart Wind Energy Center became the largest commercial-scale wind farm in Pennsylvania when it began commercial operation in October 2003. The facility is an Exelon, Community Energy marketing partnership. It is owned and operated by FPL Energy, the largest generator of wind power in the United States.

Located along the ridge of Moosic Mountain in Wayne County, Pennsylvania, the 43 General Electric (GE) turbines can produce 64.5 megawatts of electricity. That’s enough electricity to power approximately 22,000 homes.

In our tour, FPL Energy’s community outreach manager, Mary Wells shows us the power plant and control center where the site’s 43 wind turbines are operated and gives us a look inside a nacel — where the business of generating electricity gets down.

Among Community Energy’s regional wind customers are the U.S. Army, Penn State University, Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc., the National Geographic Society.

To the good people at PCN Cable Television, we say thanks for the underlying video. And thanks, too, to the NAM’s James Skelly, who every week edits the videos into a new format, full of company highlights and insights.

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  • Pam Howell says:

    Do you give public tours of your Waymart Wind Farm and if so any information you can give me would be appreciated.
    Thank You,
    Pam Howell
    Baltimore, Maryland

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