in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

BP Wind Energy and Sempra U.S. Gas & Power have announced that the 470 MW Flat Ridge 2 Wind Farm has entered commercial operation.

The wind farm, located on a 66,000-acre site in Kansas' Harper, Barber, Kingman and Sumner counties, is a 50-50 joint venture between BP and Sempra. It is the state's biggest wind project and the largest single-build wind farm ever constructed in the U.S., according to the companies.

Flat Ridge 2 represents a combined investment in excess of $800 million, and created over 500 jobs during the peak of construction as well as 30 permanent jobs. The wind farm utilizes 294 GE 1.6 MW wind turbines and will generate enough electricity to power over 140,000 average U.S. homes, according to the companies.

The entire power output from the wind farm has been sold under long-term power purchase agreements to Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. (310 MW), Southwestern Electric Power Co. (a unit of American Electric Power (109 MW)), and Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. (51 MW). The power generated by the Flat Ridge 2 Wind Farm will be exported to Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana.



Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Canadian Wind Industry Urges For More Federal Support

The Canadian Wind Energy Association says the country's federal government, once a big industry supporter, should again back wind power.


Wind And Solar Helped California Grid During Challenging Summer

According to the California Independent System Operator, the state suffered from heat waves and drought this year, and wind power played a "significant role" in keeping the lights on.


Recapping The Wind Industry's Third-Quarter Deals

Mercom Capital Group recaps investment and merger and acquisition activity during July, August and September.


Yearly Installed Capacity Figures Already Beat 2013 Numbers, More Wind On The Way: AWEA

While the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) lobbies Congress to extend the production tax credit, the association notes wind projects now under construction signal a vibrant 2015.


Yahoo Inks Contract To Buy Kansas Wind Power

The Internet company plans to log in to the Alexander wind project, which is being built by community developer OwnEnergy.

Renewable NRG_id1934
Canwea_id1984
Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
BG 2015DblBox_id2032