EverPower Wind Holdings has purchased a 30 MW wind farm in Pennsylvania from OwnEnergy Inc. and expects to complete construction by the end of 2012.
The Patton Wind Farm will be built on agricultural land in the townships of Elder, West Carroll and East Carroll. The project is partially funded by a $3.2 million grant from Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Financing Authority.
OwnEnergy says the community wind project was started by Saint Francis University's renewable energy center. The university installed met towers in Patton and Ebensburg and found that the area was suitable for a wind farm. OwnEnergy then partnered with local entrepreneur Marty Yahner to secure land and begin development.
The Patton project will be EverPower's fourth Pennsylvania project and third in Cambria County. The 62.5 MW Highland Wind Farm, located in Adams Township, became operational in 2009. The 75 MW Highland North Wind Farm is located in the townships of Adams and Summerhill and will become operational by the end of the year. In 2012, EverPower anticipates construction of the Twin Ridges Wind Farm, a 140 MW development located in Somerset County.