Wind farm to be dedicated in northern Indiana

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Posted: Nov 18, 2009 12:58 PM

A wind farm capable of generating enough power to light 60,000 average homes will be dedicated this week in northwestern Indiana.

State and local officials are to take part Thursday in Horizon Wind Energy's ribbon-cutting to commemorate the project's start of operations near the town of Brookston.

The wind farm about 15 miles north of Lafayette is owned and operated by Horizon. Its 121 wind turbines give it a capacity to generate 200 megawatts of power.

The wind farm is the first of a three-phase project planned by Horizon. Phase two is under construction and has a proposed capacity of 99 megawatts.

Horizon Wind Energy has more than 20 wind farms across the nation.