Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 11:21 AM
The rising cost of natural gas, along with new developments in technology, is making wind power more attractive to investors looking to create new generation of electricity. Wind farm projects are going up in states throughout the Great Lakes region. Now it's Ohio's turn. A small utility-scale wind farm at Bowling Green in Northwest Ohio is about to celebrate its first annivery generating green energy for its customers. There's also a project to monitor wind on Lake Erie just off the Cleveland shoreline with an eye to one day enticing development of large-scale wind farms there. Today in Cleveland, wind power supporters from across Ohio are wrapping up a 2-day conference on expanding the state's wind power generation. They argue that electricity produced by wind turbines is competitively-priced and relatively easy on the environment. They say the possibilities for wind power projects range from small wind to power homes to rural cooperatives to large-scale utility operations.