One of the largest energy suppliers in the United States will become one of the largest sellers of wind energy in the eastern part of the country.
KENNETT SQUARE, Pennsylvania, US, 2001-05-09 <SolarAccess.com> Exelon Power Team will purchase the generation output from a 50 megawatt windfarm on Moosic Mountain near Scranton, Pennsylvania. When completed, the project will be the largest wind energy facility east of the Mississippi River. The project will include 40 turbines, each rated at 1.3 MW. The units will generate power in sustained wind speeds of 8 miles per hour, and the site will be the fourth wind project constructed in Pennsylvania. The annual output will meet the demand of 20,000 homes. Waymart Wind Farm, LLC will sell the power to Exelon under a 20 year agreement. Earlier this year, Power Team signed a similar purchase agreements to purchase 9 MW from the Somerset windfarm outside Pittsburgh, and 15 MW from Mill Run windfarm in Fayette. The Moosic Mountain agreement brings Power Team’s wind portfolio to 74 MW, making it the largest wind marketer east of the Mississippi River. Waymart is affiliated with National Wind Power of Britain and its U.S. partner, Orion Energy of Oakland, California. “We are extremely pleased to participate in this wind project,” says Exelon’s Mike Freeman. “We believe consumers want the ability to purchase renewable energy, especially wind energy.” “The Waymart windfarm, our second project in Pennsylvania since 2000, evidences the commitment of the region’s electricity customers to add clean, renewable power to their energy mix,” explains David Butterworth of NWP. His company developed the 10 MW project in Somerset County. The Moosic Mountain facility will increase the amount of green energy for sale to commercial and residential customers in the state. Community Energy Inc., a renewable energy marketing company based in Wayne, will jointly market the wind energy with Power Team. Earlier this year, Community Energy signed an agreement with PECO Energy to market the wind energy in that utility’s service territory. “A diverse generation portfolio is one of the most important factors in having the ability to operate a successful power marketing business,” adds Ken Cornew, vice president of Exelon Power Team. “A clean and reliable generation portfolio allows Power Team to be an attractive solution to our customers’ energy needs.” Power Team currently supplies wind, landfill gas, hydroelectric and biomass generation. It is the power marketing division of Exelon Generation Company, LLC, one of the largest energy suppliers with 37,000 MW of generation. NWP is Britain’s largest developer and operator of windfarms, and currently is working on a 150 MW facility in Pecos County in West Texas.