2008 – 2009
The Butler Ridge Windfarm consists of 36 General Electric 1.5 megawatt wind turbines. Each unit is about 300 feet high and 280 feet in diameter, with 140 foot blades. The turbines were situated in a 3 mile by 6 mile area and placed atop rolling farm hills. The construction of the substation and operations and maintenance (O&M) yard was also included in the project. Other important aspects of the project included constructing 8.5 miles of access roadways, foundation excavation & backfill, crane pad construction, erosion control, delivery assistance, and restoration. Intersection improvements were required for the delivery of the components.