Northern Indiana Public Service Co. has announced the upcoming expansion of a wind farm in White County.
NIPSCO will partner with Texas-based EDP Renewables North America LLC on the project, which will involve the construction of 80 wind turbines at the pre-existing Indiana Crossroads Wind Farm.
The two companies have previously collaborated on wind projects in Indiana. In February, they announced the construction of the 102-megawatt Rosewater Wind Farm, also in White County. Construction on the Rosewater farm, which will have 25 total turbines, is expected to begin in 2020.
Also in February, NIPSCO announced its intentions to become entirely coal-free by 2028.
The companies have not released information on the cost of the Crossroads project, but a NIPSCO spokesperson told Inside Indiana Business that similar projects “generally fall into a total capital investment range of $400-$600 million.”
The Crossroads wind turbines are expected to be fully operational by 2021.