NJR Clean Energy Ventures (NJRCEV), the unregulated clean energy subsidiary of New Jersey Resources (NJR), has completed the Ringer Hill Wind Farm, located in Somerset County, Penn., which is approximately 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.
The project consists of 14 GE turbines with a total capacity of 39.9 MW – enough to power more than 9,800 homes annually, says NJRCEV.
Additionally, the wind farm qualifies for federal production tax credits, which will be used by NJR.
“With the successful completion of Ringer Hill – our fifth onshore wind project – wind now accounts for 50 percent of our clean energy portfolio,” comments Laurence M. Downes, chairman and CEO of NJR.
Iron Mountain Inc., a provider of storage and information management services, purchased 26.6 MW at Ringer Hill via a 15-year power purchase agreement, which will support the energy requirements for its data center business.