E.ON Climate & Renewables North America (EC&RNA) has entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement with Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an operating company of American Electric Power (AEP).
Under the terms of the agreement, I&M will purchase 100 MW of wind power from the proposed Wildcat I wind farm, located about 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. When complete, the project will be connected to the AEP transmission system to deliver power to I&M customers in both Michigan and Indiana.
Construction is expected to begin before year's end, and the wind farm is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2012. The agreement resulted from a request for proposals issued by I&M in February to construct a wind farm within its service territory.