WIND | In Development
- Location: Wyoming County, PA
- Capacity: 141 MW
- Homes Powered: More than 40,000
- Completed: Late 2012
- Customer: Old Dominion Electric Cooperative, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative, Inc.
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Mehoopany Wind, a joint venture of Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and BP Wind Energy, is located on a 9,000-acre site in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania. The 141-megawatt (MW) wind farm was completed in late 2012, creating a new source of electricity and providing economic benefits to surrounding communities.
Mehoopany Wind is the largest wind facility in the state of Pennsylvania, utilizing approximately 88 wind turbines to generate enough electricity to power more than 40,000 homes.
The entire power output from the wind farm has been sold under long-term contracts to Old Dominion Electric Cooperative and Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative Inc. The contracts were negotiated by the National Renewables Cooperative Organization.
- Creates about 250 construction jobs and up to 10 positions to operate the facility
- Generates a new source of affordable electricity for consumers
- Provides direct and indirect economic benefits to local communities