Ely Wind Farm to be State’s Largest

Pattern Energy’s Spring Valley wind farm near Ely is no small affair.

Each tower measures 262 feet, while the rotors (from the center to the blade tip) are 160 feet long. At more than 420 feet, each of the 66 towers (to the tip of the blade at its peak) is taller than the 38-story Silver Legacy casino, downtown Reno’s tallest structure, or more than 100 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty.

The 150-megawatt Spring Valley project will generate enough power for 45,000 homes annually, says Joan Inlow, construction project manager for Spring Valley wind. Pattern expects to complete erection of the wind turbines in an 11-week window and begin delivering power to the grid by the end of July.

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