Tour the Wind Energy Project at Turkey Point

Take the opportunity on Saturday, May 30th to visit the Turkey Point Wind Project, located at the Frey Farm Landfill in Conestoga, Lancaster County.

ARM was hired by the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) and PPL Renewable Energy (PPLRE) to perform a feasibility study to assess the viability of constructing the wind project. Based on results from the study, LCSWMA and PPLRE authorized ARM to proceed with a wind resource assessment involving the collection of wind speed data from a meteorological tower. Based on the wind speed data, site conditions, economic factors and energy production, ARM proceeded with the design and permitting of two 1.6-megawatt General Electric wind turbines, which were commissioned in early 2011.

Turkey Hill Dairy now receives 21-25% percent of its annual electricity from the wind turbines, which generate approximately 6.2 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually. It is estimated by the EPA that the energy created by the wind project reduces emissions equivalent to removing 1, 000 vehicles from the road and is enough energy to make about 5 million gallons of ice cream.

Seating is limited for the event and pre-registration is required. Click here to register with LCSWMA and for additional event details: http://www.lcswma.org/windtours/

 

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