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The San Francisco Tesla Society

Presents a free presentation by

Troy Helming

Distributed Wind Generation:
Reducing Dependence on Fossil Fuels

Sunday, January 11, 2004  1:00 p.m.
at 3220 Sacramento Street (near Lyon)
San Francisco, California

Distributed wind generation by definition means small wind projects (less than 20 megawatts in capacity). As a practical matter, developing small wind projects is not generally economic, without significant state incentives added to the federal production tax credit. Furthermore, customers buying the wind power would generally have to pay 5 to 8 cents per kilowatt hour for the power on stand alone small wind farms. However, combining multiple small projects into one aggregated total of 50 MW allows for substantial economies of scale and can help deliver a competitive energy price. This presentation discusses the details of how to effectively develop such projects profitably in the Midwest.


Troy Helming is the C.E.O. of Kansas Wind Power, L.L.C. .

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