Converting From Coal to Wind Energy
is a community consisting of homes. A small coal-burning power plant currently supplies electricity for the town. The capacity of the power plant is MW and the average household consumes kWh of electricity each year. The price paid to the electric utility by West Fremont residents for this energy is $ per kWh. The town leaders are considering a plan, the Wind Project, to generate their own electricity using 10 wind turbines that would be located on the wooded ridges surrounding the town. Each wind turbine would have a capacity of MW and each would cost the town $ to purchase, finance, and operate for 25 years.