U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Alabama Utility Makes Two Major Wind Power Purchases
November 27, 2012
Power Company has approval from the state Public Service Commission to purchase
more electricity from Midwestern wind projects. The company announced on
October 10 that the deal with Buffalo Dunes Wind Project, LLC, mirrors one
previously approved with Chisholm View Wind Project, LLC. Combined, the deals
add up to 404 megawatts of electricity, and each project is under contract for 20 years.
View Wind Project, located in Grant and Garfield counties, Oklahoma, is
scheduled to begin operations in December 2012. The Buffalo Dunes Wind Project
will be built near Garden City, Kansas, with a targeted operation date of 2014. The contracts are expected to provide net
savings to Alabama Power ratepayers. See the Alabama
Power press release.