This blog entry was written by Allie Brown, former Clean Energy Advocacy Manager at SACE.Guest Blog | December 9, 2014
Commissioned in 2004, Invenergy’s Buffalo Mountain Wind Energy Center (“Buffalo Mountain”) is now celebrating its tenth year in operation.
Sited on the Buffalo Mountain ridge in Anderson County, Tennessee, the wind farm is located in Oliver Springs, approximately thirty miles northwest of Knoxville.
Buffalo Mountain sells its output to the Tennessee Valley Authority (“TVA”) under a long-term power purchase agreement. A 27 MW facility, the project generates enough clean, homegrown energy to power approximately 3,400 homes annually – that’s equivalent to taking nearly 7,000 cars off the road each year.
Tennessee holds great potential for future growth when it comes to wind energy, with an additional 25,000 MW of installed wind power possible in the state. Emissions-free wind energy is a growing source of power in our country, bringing economic development with it in the forms of jobs and tax revenue for local communities.