Officials Still Repairing East Idaho Wind Farm After Fire
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — More than 80 windmills in eastern Idaho have been turned off since August because of damage to the power grid from a large wildfire.
The Post Register reports that BP Wind Energy officials say they hope to have Goshen North wind farm, located just east of Idaho Falls, back up and running by mid-November. BP Wind Energy owns half of the wind farm, which can produce up to 125 megawatt — which is enough energy to power 33,000 homes each year.
Other wind farms in the area are still in operation. However, a 32-turbine wind farm was temporarily switched off during the so-called Henry's Creek Fire. The blaze consumed an estimated 81 square miles.