Blue Sky Begins Commercial Operation

We Energies’ Blue Sky Green Field wind project has been placed into commercial service. The 88 turbines at the site have a demonstrated capacity of 145 megawatts (MW) and are expected to generate more than 328 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) annually.

At a cost of approximately US $300 million, the Blue Sky Green Field project includes 88 Vestas Wind turbines spread across 10,600 acres. Each turbine is capable of producing 1.65 MW of electricity. The V82 turbines have a hub height of approximately 262 feet and a blade length of 134 feet. From the foundation to the tip, each tower has a height 397 feet.

“Blue Sky Green Field is one of several targeted efforts we’re undertaking to generate more energy from renewable resources,” said Rick Kuester, Executive VP of Wisconsin Energy Corporation, the parent of We Energies. “We appreciate the support we have received from our customers and from the communities of Calumet and Marshfield and northeast Fond du Lac County in making the project a reality.”

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