BP and Sempra begin building $800m wind farm

Construction has begun on a 419 MW wind farm in Kansas, US.

BP Wind Energy and Sempra U.S. Gas & Power have behind the construction of the Flat Ridge 2 wind farm, which is worth more than $800m.

Wind farm

When completed, BP said the farm will be the largest wind project in the state, spread across 66,000 acres, with enough power for more than 125,000 homes.

Energy Business Review reports that BP has installed massive wind blades at the facility which is expected to be complete by the end of the year.

The companies also announced that the entire power from Flat Ridge 2 has been sold under a separate long-term agreement to Associated Electric Cooperative and Southwestern Electric Power Company, a unit of American Electric Power.

BP and Sempra U.S. Gas & Power are equal partners for the wind farm, and BP will be the operator of the project, once it commences commercial operations.

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