WIND | In Operation
|Location:||Wyoming County, PA|
|Homes Powered:||About 31,500 (MD)|
|Customer:||Old Dominion Electric Cooperative, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative, Inc.|
Mehoopany Wind, a joint venture of Sempra Renewables 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 December 2012, creating a new source of electricity and providing economic benefits to surrounding communities.
Mehoopany Wind is currently the largest wind facility ever built in the state of Pennsylvania, utilizing 88 wind turbines to generate enough clean electricity to power about 31,500 Pennsylvania homes. The project created 250 construction jobs at peak and 10 full-time positions.
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.
- Created about 250 construction jobs and up to 10 positions to operate the facility
- Provides a new source of clean, locally produced power
- Provides direct and indirect economic benefits to local communities
- Reduces greenhouse gas emissions by about 268,000 tons annually, the equivalent of taking approximately 56,500 cars off the road