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Average U.S. Wind Farm Creates 1,079 Jobs, Report Finds

Planning, building and operating a typical utility-scale wind farm creates 1,079 jobs over its lifetime, an industry that’s supported in part by a U.S. tax credit, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council.

A 250-megawatt project generates 522 construction jobs, 432 positions in manufacturing, 80 for planning and development, 18 sales slots and 27 for operations, the New York-based environmental group said in a report today.