Tennessee is already taking advantage of wind energy. The state is home to the Southeast’s first wind farm, Buffalo Mountain, which generates enough electricity to power 3,400 homes a year. Additionally, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has entered into contracts with wind farms across the Midwest, delivering 1,242 megawatts (MW) of low cost energy to TVA customers.
Over the past five years, wind turbine technology has advanced significantly, greatly increasing the land area viable for development in Tennessee. Advanced wind turbine technology and reduced costs have now made wind energy economically feasible throughout the state. More wind projects in the state would provide additional economic development opportunites for local communities. Learn more about Tennessee's wind energy opporutnties with the fact sheet's below: