FirstEnergy Solutions, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., will purchase 100 MW of output from the 304 MW Blue Creek Wind Farm, which is being built in western Ohio by Iberdrola Renewables.
Under terms of an agreement the companies recently reached, FirstEnergy Solutions will purchase 100 MW of the total output of the project for 20 years beginning in October 2012.
Construction for Blue Creek Wind Farm, located in Tully, Union and Hoaglin townships in Van Wert County, and Benton, Blue Creek and Latty townships in Paulding County, began in September 2010. Iberdrola Renewables expects construction to be completed within the year.
The Blue Creek Wind Farm also brings approximately $1.1 million in annual lease payments to local landowners, $2.7 million in annual local taxes, 15 to 20 new permanent jobs, over 300 construction jobs, and local purchasing of some supplies and construction materials, according to Iberdrola. Currently, 18 Ohio companies are supporting or supplying the construction effort. Ultimately, the project will include 152 Pennsylvania-built wind turbines rated at 2 MW each.
SOURCE: Iberdrola Renewables Inc.