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More Wind Energy Usage Likely in Indiana

Most states in the United States are seeking to find ways to reduce the use of coal in producing electrical energy. That is certainly true in the state of Indiana. In Indiana, the use if wind energy is becoming more and more popular.

According to research that was conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Indiana has a massive amount of wind energy that it could tap. According to research, Indiana could produce over 377.000 gigawatt hours of energy each year. That is actually more energy than the state uses from all sources right now.

In 2005, the state of Indiana created the Wind Working Group whose mission is to find investors and companies who would like to build wind farms within the state. So far, the state has been fairly successful in getting wind power up and running. Right now, there are 14 wind farms in the state. They produce a little over 2,100 megawatts of energy.

Currently, three more wind farms are slated to be constructed. While some people in the state do not want to see more wind turbines in their area, this type of energy is clean and plentiful. It is the wave of the future.

One of the largest electric utilities in the state of Indiana is firmly committed to increasing its wind power usage. Indiana Michigan Power has stated that it will triple its use of wind power by the year 2035.