Edison Mission Group, a subsidiary of Edison International, has announced the commissioning of the Pinnacle Wind Farm, located on Green Mountain, near the Maryland-West Virginia border.
The 23-turbine wind farm has a maximum generating capacity of 55 MW. The project sells two-thirds of its output to the Maryland Department of General Services and one-third to the University of Maryland system. It is the second project to begin commercial operation under the Generating Clean Horizons program of the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA).
Through the Generating Clean Horizons program, the state and university system of Maryland have committed to purchase 78 MW of energy produced from two wind farms and one solar installation over 20 years. According to the MEA, Generating Clean Horizons powers 16% of the state's electricity demand through renewable energy sources.