Houston, July 7, 2011 — BP Wind Energy entered into two long-term power purchase agreements totaling 105 MW from its proposed Mehoopany Wind Farm in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.
One PPA is for 75 MW with Old Dominion Electric Cooperative and a second with Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative Inc. for 30 MW. The PPAs were negotiated by the National Renewables Cooperative Organization.
The Mehoopany Wind Farm will be located about 20 miles northwest of Scranton, Pa. (between Mehoopany and Noxen, Pa.). The wind farm is expected to generate up to 144 MW of energy and is anticipated to use about 90 GE 1.6 MW wind turbines.
BP Wind Energy will market the remaining capacity to other customers in the Northeast U.S. merchant market.
The Mehoopany Wind Farm is 100 percent owned and will be operated by BP Wind Energy. Subject to receiving all the necessary permits to proceed, it is anticipated that initial site construction work will start in the fourth quarter of 2011.
The wind farm is expected to move into full commercial operation in the fourth quarter of 2012.