Casselman Wind Power Project
The Casselman Wind Power Project, located in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, is putting land reclaimed from a former coal mine to productive use. Eight of the project's 23 wind turbines sit atop a rehabilitated surface mine. In addition, the former mining site also hosts the wind farm's operation center, collector transformer and interconnection facility. The 23 turbines at this wind power project generate 34.5 megawatts (MW) of clean, renewable energy, enough to power for more than 10,000 homes.
In keeping with Avangrid Renewables’ excellent track record and longstanding commitment to wildlife at its projects, the company is conducting industry-leading analysis with third-party conservation scientists to collect data about bat behavior at this wind farm.
Avian and Bat Protection
Casselman Wind Power Project has been part of a first-of-its-kind scientific investigation to study the interaction between bats and wind turbines. Learn more about the efforts of Avangrid Renewables and independent conservation group, Bat Conservation International (BCI) on our Avian and Bat Protection page and from these press releases specific to Casselman:
- December 8, 2011 — Avangrid Renewables Presents First ABPP Wildlife Program Awards
- November 11, 2010 — Avangrid Renewables, BWEC second year of ground-breaking bat study again shows large reduction in bat mortality
- May 12, 2009 — Avangrid Renewables, BWEC ground-breaking bat study shows more than 70 percent reduction in bat mortality
- October 29, 2008 — Avangrid Renewables releases first company-wide Avian and Bat Protection Plan calling for Wildlife and Habitat Protection
- October 14, 2008 — Avangrid Renewables Conducts Industry-first Bat Study at Pennsylvania Wind Power Project
Dedication Event Information for Casselman
Avangrid Renewables and its partners held a public dedication of
the project on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008.