Student blog: Duke students tour NC’s lone utility-scale wind farm
Posted On:Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 - 12:00 am
North Carolina is home to a single utility-scale wind farm, the 208 MW Amazon Wind Farm East in Elizabeth City. Its 104 turbines situated in coastal conditions generate enough electricity each year to power 61,000 homes.
Last month, the Duke University Energy Initiative organized a Power Trip to the farm, journeying northeast with 28 students enrolled in degree programs across four different Duke schools. We met with Pasquotank County officials to discuss the legal and development process, the impact of this renewable energy on the county, and public opinion regarding the process.
Alexis Schuster (MEM’20) writes about the experience: