EDP Renovaveis' subsidiary Horizon Wind Energy LLC – a wind project developer, owner and operator based in Houston – has entered into a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with Snohomish County Public Utility District (PUD) to sell wind energy from the Wheat Field Wind Farm. Horizon's Wheat Field Wind Farm in Gilliam County, Ore., is expected to have an installed capacity of 96.6 MW and will consist of 46 Suzlon S88 2.1 MW turbines.
Located on approximately 8,300 acres of cultivated wheat fields, the project is currently under construction and is expected to start producing energy in spring 2009.
‘We're pleased to add this renewable wind project as another clean energy source in our power mix,’ says Steve Klein, PUD general manager. ‘This reinforces our commitment to environmentally friendly energy sources and helps fulfill requirements under Washington's renewable portfolio standard law.’
SOURCE: Horizon Wind Energy