Indianapolis Power & Light tilted at wind farm developer by terminating its contract. Now a new agreement avoids the potential
$190 million in damages enXco sought against the local utility.
Indiana saw a 700-percent increase in total wind-generated power in 2009, an increase second only to Utah, according to the
U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report.
The Hoosier Environmental Council and Citizens Action Coalition see an expansion of the state’s
“net metering” policy as achievable during the short legislative session that starts Jan.
Legislation that could bring more wind turbines and solar power projects to the state failed in the last session’s closing
By issuing “voluntary environmental improvement bonds,”, local and state governments could
create special taxing districts that finance homeowner purchases of everything from solar panels to rain
At full tilt, the units of Meadow Lake I Wind Farm in Brookston can generate about 200 megawatts, enough
to power 60,000 average size homes in a year.
An event stretching from Noblesville to Bargersville might be the best opportunity ever to check out wind- and solar-energy
projects in one afternoon.
Federal stimulus funds and greenhouse-gas legislation have the potential to spark a green version of the Gold Rush. Many Indiana
firms are retooling to sell products or services that are or might soon be in demand.
Alternative-energy giant Horizon Wind Energy is opening an Indianapolis office focused on developing up to four new wind
farms in Indiana at a cost of more than $2 billion. The Houston-based company is renovating space on the
top floor of the 12-story J.F. Wild Building at 129 E. Market St., where it plans to manage development
of new wind farms in Indiana and Ohio.
The glacial-but-steady move to renewable-energy sources by Indiana’s coal-dominated electric utilities is picking up speed
and could spur demand for locally manufactured power-plant components.