Echo (Exelon) wind project was installed in Oregon, USA It was completed in 2009 and is owned by Exelon.
It is near Umatilla and Morrow Counties.
See below for data.
As a rule, economic wind turbines require a wind speed of 4.5 m/s (16 km/h) or larger.
The best location for something such as Echo (Exelon) is a steady supply of non-turbulent wind. An essential aspect of turbine siting is furthermore admission to local demand or transmission capaUmatilla and Morrow Counties.
Before construction, Echo (Exelon) was probably screened on the foundation of a wind atlas, and validated with wind measurements. Meteorological wind data alone is usually not ample for accurate siting of a large wind power project.
Site info around Umatilla and Morrow Counties is a major aspect in the development decision Winds around Umatilla and Morrow Counties are evaluated for over a year or so alongside the introduction of detailed maps. Only then are wind turbines installed.
The wind blows swifter at higher altitudes due to the reduced influence of drag. The rise in velocity with altitude is most remarkable close to the surface and is affected by landscape, surface roughness, and upwind hurdles such as trees or buildings. Velocity grows with altitude and is more pronounced near land and is changed by topography, surface and obstructions.
Almost always, the growth of wind speeds with increasing height follows a wind profile power law, which anticipates that wind speed rises proportionately to the seventh root of altitude. Doubling the height of a turbine, then, enhances the predicted wind speeds by 10%, and the expected power by 34%.
In general, a length of 7D (7 × Rotor Diameter of the Wind Turbine) is scheduled between each turbine in a fully developed wind farm. But micrositing optimizes placement, particularly in hilly areas.
Echo (Exelon) turbines are connected via medium voltage lines and communications.
At a substation, that medium-voltage electric energy is improved in voltage with a transformer for link with the high voltage transmission system. Development of a land-based wind farm requires installing of the collector system and substation, and probably access roads to every turbine site.
Facts about Echo (Exelon) wind farm
- Name: Echo (Exelon)
- Wind turbine Supplier: Enercon, Model: E40/500, Units: 2,
- Country: USA
- Developer: Oregon Wind Farms, John Deere Wind Energy
- State: Oregon
- City: Umatilla and Morrow Counties
- Owner: Exelon