Lime Wind is a three megawatt wind project developed and owned by the Joseph family with a lot of help from their friends. It took over five years to go from an idea to reality with many twists and turns along the way, requiring both determination and perseverance. Lime Wind is operational, is meeting it's projections and will be owned and maintained by the Joseph family for many years to come.
The abandoned community of Lime is located halfway between Baker City and Ontario, Oregon, adjacent to I-84 and was the previous site of a cement plant. Above Lime, in Township 13 South, Range 44 East, Section 36, on land administered by the Bureau of Land Management is the location of Lime Wind.
Lime Wind uses six rebuilt Nordtank 500/41 wind turbines to deliver electrical power to the grid. Rebuilt mid-size turbines were chosen for their proven technology, the ability to transport and erect them at the rugged site, and because they are a cost effective solution for small projects.
The generated electrical power is transmitted to Idaho Power Company and sold under the guidelines of the Public Utility Regulatory Policy Act (PURPA) for Oregon and provides enough electricity to run 800 households.
Lime Wind is one of two locally owned wind projects built in Oregon, it is the first wind project built in Baker County and the first wind project built on BLM administered lands in Oregon.
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