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The Stateline Wind Generating Project is soon to become the largest wind farm in the world, at nearly twice the size of the one in Storm Lake, Iowa. Located in southeastern Washington and northeastern Oregon, the project will feature with some 450 electricity-generating wind turbines to be constructed before the end of 2001. 150 of the turbines will be in Oregon, and 300 will be in Washington. The wind farm will produce approximately 300 megawatts, enough to power approximately 300,000 households. The project is very important, given the California power crisis and the threat of electricity shortages spreading all along the west coast.

The region is already a significant source of wind power, with the nearby Vansycle Ridge Wind Farm in Umatilla County, Oregon, which provides approximately 25 megawatts of power with its 38 turbines in service.


Source: KGW news http://www.kgw.com/

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