BP Wind Energy has entered into two long-term purchase power agreement (PPA) totalling 105MW from its proposed Mehoopany Wind Farm in Pennsylvania, US.
One PPA is for 75MW with Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) and the second is with Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) for 30MW. The agreements were negotiated by the National Renewables Cooperative Organisation (NRCO).
The wind farm is expected to generate up to 144MW of electricity and is predicted to use 90 General Electric 1.6MW turbines. BP will market the remaining capacity to other customers in the north-east of the US.
John Graham, CEO of BP Wind Energy, said, ‘Today’s announcement is testimony to the team at NRCO for their successful delivery of PPA negotiations on behalf of their member cooperatives ODEC and SMECO. These agreements mark a milestone in the development of the Mehoopany Wind Farm and we look forward to making our first investment in a wind project in the state of Pennsylvania.’
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