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Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Adds Wind Power to Grid

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Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Adds Wind Power to Grid

Nolin RECC, serving  Breckinridge, Bullitt, Grayson, Green, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Meade and Taylor counties, has recently joined "the nation's quest to seek alternative energy sources," (source: www.nolinrecc.com).  They have just installed a wind turbine at the RECC office, located on the Fort Knox miltary base. The turbine is part of a larger effort to use clean energy sources and efficiency to replace 35% of the total base electricity consumption in 2010.

 

The cooperative will begin tracking data about electricity output from the wind turbine immediately. Anyone with internet access can view how much electricity the wind turbine is producing as well as the total greenhouse gases avoided in terms of gases emitted by homes or cars on the Fort Know Wind Project web page.

 

Nolin RECC has also been working with Wind Energy of Kentucky to obtain a Department of Defense grant to install another wind turbine at the military base on Snow Mountain (near US 60).

 

Nolin RECC is a member of East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC). Read a story about EKPC here.

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