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Google is buying a piece of an Oregon windfarm. Google is investing $100-million in the Shepherds Flat Windfarm in Eastern Oregon. It’s billed as the largest wind farm project in the country and will be capable of generating 845 megawatts. Tyre Energy and Sumitomo Corporation are investing $500-million. The $2-billion project is backed by $1.3 billion in federal loan guarantees. 400 workers will build it. 35 jobs will be permanent for the operation. Power will be sold to Southern California Edison.

 

 

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