The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is adding more renewable energy to its generating system with a contract for up to 44 MW from a wind farm in Iowa.
The 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Horizon Wind Energy LLC will supply TVA with electricity generated by 50 Vestas 1.65 MW turbines at Horizon's Pioneer Prairie wind farm in Howard and Mitchell counties.
TVA expects to begin receiving electricity from the wind farm by January 2012, subject to applicable environmental requirements and securing firm transmission arrangements.
This is the second TVA-Horizon wind PPA this year. TVA signed a PPA in February for up to 115 MW of wind power from Horizon.
SOURCE: Tennessee Valley Authority