Penn wind projects back online after stimulus funding

19 February 2010 - A Cambria County (Pa.) wind turbine manufacturer that had to temporarily lay off 79 employees last November after new orders fell will be able to bring back those workers and hire an additional 50 people thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell said.

During a visit to the Gamesa Wind USA plant, Governor Rendell announced $22.8 million in grants through the federal Recovery program that will not only put people to work at Gamesa, but will also create another 257 jobs at three large-scale wind farms.

The three projects receiving the Recovery-funded Green Energy Works! Wind grant program funding include:

  • $7.8 million for Gamesa to install 19 2-MW wind turbines at the Chestnut Flats Wind Farm in Cambria and Blair counties. The project is expected to create 85 jobs.
  • $10 million for Iberdrola Renewables' South Chestnut wind project to install 23 2-MW turbines in Fayette County that will create 129 jobs.
  • $5 million for the Broad Mountain Wind Energy Center's installation of eight turbines near Frackville in Schuykill County under a project that will create 43 jobs.


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