Seth Slabaugh, Star Press, 7/16/2017
PORTLAND — Erection of turbines for the Bluff Point wind farm spread across 18,000 acres is expected to start later this month.
The $200 million project will help to increase Indiana's installed wind power capacity to more than 2,000 megawatts.
That will keep the state 12th in the country in wind power capacity, ahead of New York but behind North Dakota.
Wind energy currently provides nearly 5 percent of all in-state electricity production in Indiana.
The new project in Jay and Randolph counties, named after the unincorporated community of Bluff Point, will generate electricity using wind turbines mounted on steel towers.
The turbines work the opposite of a fan, according to the U.S Department of Energy. Instead of using electricity to make wind, like a fan, wind turbines use wind to make electricity.