Allentown, PA, Sept. 27, 2006 — The energy marketing subsidiary of PPL Corp. has signed a power purchase agreement for wind power that will add more renewable energy to the company’s generation portfolio.
PPL EnergyPlus has signed the agreement with Locust Ridge Wind Farm LLC. The agreement calls for PPL EnergyPlus to purchase energy, capacity and renewable attributes from the Locust Ridge Wind Farm Project for 20 years once the project achieves commercial operation, which is expected to occur in the first quarter of 2007.
Locust Ridge will be located in Mahanoy City, PA, and is expected to have a capability, when running to maximum capacity, to produce 26 megawatts of electricity.
The project is being developed by Community Energy Inc., which is owned by IBERDROLA, of Spain. Gamesa Corp., also of Spain, is the manufacturer of the turbines for the project. Gamesa has a manufacturing plant in western Pennsylvania.
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