Oregon, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Horizon Wind Energy LLC has entered into a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with Snohomish County Public Utility District (Snohomish) in Oregon to sell renewable wind energy from the Wheat Field Wind Farm. Horizon’s Wheat Field Wind Farm, located in Gilliam County, Oregon, will have an installed capacity of 96.6 megawatts (MW) and will use 46 Suzlon S88 2.1-MW turbines.
According to Horizon, the Wheat Field Wind Farm offers significant economic benefits to the local community including property tax revenues. The project is currently under construction and is expected to start producing renewable energy for Snohomish’s customers in spring of 2009.
“We look forward to working with Snohomish County Public Utility District, the largest public utility district in Washington State, and applaud Snohomish for taking action to supply its customers with clean, renewable wind energy,” said Antonio Martins da Costa, chairman and CEO of Horizon Wind Energy.