AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power, has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) for wind energy with Paulding Wind Farm II LLC, a subsidiary of Horizon Wind Energy.
Through a 20-year agreement, AEP Ohio will purchase all of the output from the 99 MW wind farm that will be located in Benton Township, Paulding County, Ohio.
Review of the agreement is subject to approval from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
The project will consist of 55 V100-1.8 MW turbines to be manufactured by Vestas. The facility is expected to be in commercial operational by summer 2011. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
In addition to the agreement with Paulding Wind Farm II LLC, AEP Ohio has contracted for other renewable energy resources. AEP Ohio has a long-term PPA for 100 MW of wind energy from the Fowler Ridge II Wind Farm in Indiana and a long-term PPA for solar energy from the 10 MW Wyandot Solar facility in Upper Sandusky, Ohio.