PPA signed for wind power project in Kansas

TradeWind Energy LLC and Alabama Power Co., a subsidiary of Southern Co. (NYSE:SO), have signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) that provides for the delivery of electricity generated at a new wind power project in Kansas to communities in Alabama.

The 20-year PPA between TradeWind Energy and Alabama Power for 202 MW and all associated renewable energy credits (RECs) was approved by the Alabama Public Service Commission on Sept. 17, 2012. TradeWind Energy’s plan allows flexibility for construction of a wind project between 200 and 300 MW.

The Buffalo Dunes Wind Project will be constructed across approximately 42,000 acres in Kansas.  Under the agreement, Alabama Power has the flexibility to use the electricity from the wind project to serve its customers and retire the RECs, or it can sell the electricity and the RECs, together or separately, to third parties.

Commercial operation is expected in December 2013.

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