The 150 megawatt facility on Fowler Ridge in Benton County, Indiana starting pumping out electrons on the first of January when it made over “1.1 million kilowatt-hours of renewable electricity.”
3.6 million kWh
So it's running at <30% nominal load, which seems about typical.
Why don't they just call it a 50MW facility?
EIT: Actually seems to be quite high!
The normalised load factor for UK onshore wind farms declines from a peak of about 24% at
age 1 to 15% at age 10 and 11% at age 15. The decline in the normalised load factor for Danish
onshore wind farms is slower but still significant with a fall from a peak of 22% to 18% at age 15.
On the other hand for offshore wind farms in Denmark the normalised load factor falls from
39% at age 0 to 15% at age 10.
Of course not having to deal with the humidty and sea air of northernm europe probably helps.
Maybe it should be called a 20%150MW farm?