Santa Ana, Calif., January 23, 2012 — Edison Mission Group, a unit of Edison International, has announced commissioning of the Pinnacle Wind Farm at NewPage located on Green Mountain, near the Maryland-West Virginia border.
The 23-turbine wind farm has a maximum generating capacity of 55 MW, enough electricity to meet the average needs of about 14,000 homes.
The project sells two-thirds of its output to the Maryland Department of General Services and one-third to the University of Maryland system. It is the second project to begin commercial operation under the Generating Clean Horizons program of the Maryland Energy Administration.
Through the Generating Clean Horizons program, the state and university system of Maryland have committed to purchase 78 MW of energy produced from two wind farms and one solar installation over 20 years. According to the MEA, Generating Clean Horizons powers 16 percent of the state’s electricity demand through renewable sources.
Edison Mission Group has a current portfolio of 31 projects in operation or under construction in 11 states with a total generating capacity of nearly 2,000 MW.
With offices in Santa Ana, Calif., EMG manages the competitive power generation business of Edison International, an electric power generator and distributor, and an investor in infrastructure and renewable energy projects.