ARLINGTON, Ore. (AP) — In a story Sept. 23 about a new Oregon wind farm, The Associated Press misidentified one of the investors in the project. The investor is GE Energy Financial Services, not GE Energy.
A corrected version of the story is below:
New massive wind farm generating energy in Oregon
New massive wind farm along Eastern Columbia Gorge is spinning energy
ARLINGTON, Ore. (AP) — A massive new wind farm is now generating energy in Oregon along the Eastern Columbia Gorge.
Wind turbines are spinning at the 845-megawatt Shepherds Flat Wind Farm near Arlington, about 50 miles east of The Dalles.
The massive project began construction in 2009. The Oregonian says (http://is.gd/HgPwqU) more than 300 wind turbines will generate energy over 30 square miles of sagebrush in Gilliam and Morrow counties.
Investors, led by Caithness Energy, include GE Energy Financial Services, Japan's Sumitomo Corporation, and Google. The search giant has a data center in The Dalles.
Oregon Public Broadcasting (http://is.gd/DCqI8T) says the project came online with support from state tax credits. It includes millions of dollars in subsidies for farmers who've agreed to allow wind turbines on their land.