Project Development, Wind Power

AES Starts Commercial Operation of Armenia Mountain Wind Farm

AES Wind Generation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The AES Corporation, announced that commercial operation of its 101-megawatt (MW) Armenia Mountain wind farm in Pennsylvania, one of the commonwealth’s largest, has now begun.

Located in north central region of Pennsylvania in Tioga and Bradford Counties, the wind farm uses 67 GE 1.5-MW SLE wind.

“Armenia Mountain is our first wind project in PJM Interconnection, which we continue to see as an important market in our U.S. strategy. We look forward to developing new projects in the region,” said Marty Crotty, president of AES Wind Generation.

Power generated by the Armenia Mountain wind farm will be sold to Delmarva Power & Light and the Old Dominion Electric Cooperative. Each of the investment-grade off takers has contracted to purchase 50 percent of the output under separate 15-year power purchase agreements.

AES Wind Generation developed, owns and operates the Armenia Mountain wind farm. RES Americas Construction served as the construction contractor. The Armenia Mountain Wind Farm marks the completion of RES Americas’ first project in the Northeast region.