FPL Energy Announces Construction of Wind Facility

FPL Energy, LLC, a subsidiary of FPL Group, Inc., has announced it will build, own and operate a wind energy project in the eastern United States, the Mountaineer Wind Energy Center, to be located in Tucker and Preston Counties, West Virginia. The project was formerly known as the Backbone Mountain Wind Project.

JUNO BEACH, Florida – June 28, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] The entire output of the 66 MW wind energy facility will be sold to Exelon Power Team over a 20-year period. Exelon will market the green power to retail customers through a marketing arrangement with Community Energy, Inc. of Wayne, Pennsylvania. The Mountaineer Wind Energy Center will be comprised of 44 NEG Micon 1.5 MW wind turbines spread over a 4,400-acre site on Backbone Mountain near Thomas, West Virginia. Construction is expected to begin in early July and be completed by the end of the year. FPL Energy purchased the project from Atlantic Renewable Energy Corporation of Richmond, Virginia. FPL Energy operates 24 wind farms in Iowa, Kansas, Texas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Washington, Oregon and California. The company operates 1,758 MW of wind power and owns 1,423 MW of wind energy facilities.

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