Germany’s Innogy breaks ground on Ohio wind farm


German energy company Innogy has commenced construction of a new 250MW onshore wind facility in Ohio, US.

According to Innogy, the Scioto Ridge facility is the newest in the state, and has attracted over $300 million in private investment.

The facility will be powered by 75 Siemens Gamesa turbines to begin generation in the latter-half of 2020.

The facility will power 60,000 homes annually, and will supplement the local economy with over $75 million in new revenue over a 25-year period.

The facility will also provide 150 temporary jobs during construction, and 10 permanent jobs once operational.

Hans Bünting, CEO of Renewables at Innogy SE, said: “Ohio’s place in the heartland of the US offers ideal conditions for renewable energy and is considered as an attractive market for clean energy investment.

“All of us at innogy are excited to deliver Scioto Ridge and continue with more long-term renewable energy investments in Ohio and other key US markets.”