Project Benefits

PROJECT BENEFITS

Career Training for Local Workforce

Creating Value for Seneca County

It will provide income for participating landowners and provide $56 million in PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) revenues to be shared among schools, townships, the county and the state over the life of the project. Because the project is privately funded, no cost to the community will result, including those necessary for upgrades or repairs to infrastructure.

Environmental Benefits

Seneca Wind will provide enough clean energy to power almost 60,000 homes each year. Reputable research organizations have found that wind turbines are champions in the reduction of CO2. A report by the National Renewable Energy Lab found that by increasing wind and solar power generation to 35 percent, fuel costs would be reduced by 40 percent and carbon emissions would be reduced by 25 percent. The Project is anticipated to offset approximately 598,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year. This is equivalent to:

Greenhouse gas emissions from

128,242

Passenger vehicles driven for one year

1,467,867,709

Miles driven by an average passenger vehicle

208,672

Tons of waste recycled instead of landfilled

29,842

Garbage trucks of waste recycled instead of landfilled

CO2 emissions from

67,389,448

Gallons of gasoline consumed

655,240,728

Pounds of coal burned

7,928

Tanker trucks' worth of gasoline

64,668

Homes' energy use for one year

20,043,174

Incandescent lamps switched to LEDs

1,386,557

Barrels of oil consumed

24,482,451

Propane cylinders used for home barbeques

0.148

Coal-fired power plants in one year

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