Kern County Wind
Meet the largest wind farm in the U.S.
Blattner Energy constructed phases 2-11 of the largest wind farm in the United States, completing all phases on or ahead of schedule.
In 2012, this Kern County (California) Wind Energy Center eclipsed the one gigawatt mark, becoming the largest wind farm in the U.S. Over the next year, the project underwent phases 10-11, bringing its total capacity to 1,547 megawatts.
As the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor, Blattner constructed access roads, turbine installation and foundations, collection, transmission line and built six substations and a switchyard to support the project.
Achievements: Overcoming challenges.
Completing phases 2-11 of the project came with some unique challenges.
- Meeting the stringent permitting regulations with the project’s county
- Successfully working on public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management (during Phase 10)
Our team met these challenges and overcame them to complete each project phase on time or ahead of schedule.