Properly placed wind turbines can generate electric power anywhere the wind blows steady and strong.
small diagram of wind turbine
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Wind turbines use the momentum of moving air to quietly turn large blades that are attached to the shaft of an efficient electric generator.
TVA’s wind power site is on Buffalo Mountain near Oak Ridge, Tennessee. In 2004, TVA greatly expanded its wind generating capacity when it added 15 very large turbines to the three original smaller turbines at the site. Wind energy is now a major contributor to Green Power Switch.