BP to Install 550 Megawatts of Wind Power in Four States

January 17, 2007

BP announced on January 12th that it expects to begin construction on five wind power projects in the United States this year. BP Alternative Energy North America Inc., a BP subsidiary, will erect a total of 550 megawatts (MW) of wind power in five projects located in four states: California, Colorado, North Dakota, and Texas. Construction is already underway on the largest of the projects, the 300-MW Cedar Creek project in Weld County, Colorado. The project is expected to begin producing power in the second half of 2007.

The four remaining wind power projects include a west Texas project "in excess of 100 MW," a 60-MW facility in central Texas, a 65-MW wind plant in North Dakota, and the 20-MW Yaponcha wind power generation project, which involves installing new turbines at an existing wind power facility in California's San Gorgonio Pass. See the BP press release.