U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Wind Program

Alabama Utility Makes Two Major Wind Power Purchases

November 27, 2012

The Alabama 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.

Chisholm 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.