Utility Expands Wind Power Portfolio

Exelon Generation has added close to 150 MW of wind power generation to its portfolio. Exelon Generation is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, one of the nation’s largest electricity and natural gas companies Exelon Generation has played a major role in the construction of three wind generation facilities in the MidAtlantic region.

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania – January 15, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] Most recently, less than one year after groundbreaking, Exelon’s Mountaineer Wind Energy Center in Thomas, West Virginia is now producing emission-free energy. The facility utilizes the world’s latest wind turbine technology and is the largest commercial wind energy facility in the eastern United States, according to the company. Exelon Power Team, the wholesale energy marketing division of Exelon Corporation, signed a 20-year agreement to purchase the output of the 66 MW facility. The Mountaineer Wind Energy Center is owned and operated by FPL Energy. Exelon Power Team will jointly market the output of the facility with Community Energy, Inc of Wayne, Pennsylvania. “This agreement is a direct example of Exelon’s commitment to continually improving its environmental performance,” said Mike Freeman, a long-term power transactor for Exelon Power Team. “We are always looking for ways to diversify and maximize the benefits of our generation portfolio.” Exelon Power Team became the largest marketer of wind-generated electricity east of the Mississippi River when the 9 MW Somerset Wind Power Project and the 15 MW Mill Run Wind Project were completed in 2001, said the company. In addition to the 90 MW of wind generation already being produced, Exelon Power Team also has a 20-year agreement for the Moosic Mountain Wind Farm, now known as the Waymart Wind Project in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The Waymart Wind Project is expected to bring close to 70 MW of wind energy to the Northeast region as it is expected to be in operation in Spring 2003. “We see real value in the role Exelon is playing in bringing alternative energy resources to customers in the MidAtlantic region, said Freeman. “Exelon will continue to pursue Renewable Energy projects in regions where such projects make economic sense.”
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