FPL to Add New Wind Power Plant

FPL Energy, announced it will build, own and operate the Meyersdale Wind Energy Center, a 30 MW wind farm in Pennsylvania. It will sell the electricity output to FirstEnergy Solutions, a subsidiary of Akron, Ohio-based FirstEnergy under a long-term contract.

Juno Beach, Florida – July 16, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] FPL Energy will construct 20 1.5 MW wind turbines at a site in Somerset County near Meyersdale, in southwestern Pennsylvania. The turbines will have a generating capacity of 30 MW, providing enough electricity to power approximately 12,000 homes, said the company. “The Meyersdale Wind Energy Center is an excellent complement to our existing wind assets in the region and represents further progress in the growth of our industry leading wind portfolio,” said Jim Robo, president of FPL Energy. “We are pleased to be bringing an additional source of clean, renewable power to Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region.” “The Meyersdale project will be an important source of renewable energy for our customers, and we look forward to working with FPL Energy on it,” said Anthony J. Alexander, president and chief operating officer of FirstEnergy. The project was developed by Atlantic Renewable Energy Corp. and Zilkha Renewable Energy. Construction of the project will begin later this year and is expected to be completed by the end of 2003. “The development team wishes to recognize the support the landowners, community and local leadership have given to the project, enabling Somerset County to continue to be a showcase for modern wind power technology,” said Sam Enfield, project manager of the Atlantic Renewable-Zilkha Renewable project team. With today’s announcement, FPL Energy has nearly 130 MW of clean, renewable wind energy either in operation, under construction or advanced development in Pennsylvania. To date, FPL Energy has announced wind projects representing more than 670 MW that are expected to be operational by the end of 2003. FPL Energy currently has 30 wind facilities in operation representing more than 1,700 MW.
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