West Virginia, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Dominion and Shell WindEnergy Inc. announced the completion of the NedPower Mount Storm LLC wind energy project in which they each own a 50 percent interest. Sited along the high ridges of West Virginia, the project is now fully operational, generating up to 264 megawatts (MW) of electricity for the mid-Atlantic power grid.
Construction on NedPower Mount Storm began in 2006 and is located approximately 120 miles west of Washington, D.C. in Grant County, West Virginia. The project includes 132 wind turbines each with a 2-MW capacity along 12 miles of the Allegheny Front.
Shell said that output from the wind farm will be sold into PJM Interconnection, a regional transmission operator and wholesale electricity market serving 51 million people in 13 states and the District of Columbia.
“Dominion has about 1,300 MW of renewable generation in operation, under construction or in development. Renewables, conservation and other forms of generation — including clean coal and emissions-free nuclear — can and must play increasingly important roles in providing for America’s energy needs,” said Thomas Farrell II, Dominion’s chairman, president and CEO.