Developer Wind Energy America (WEA) reports that is meeting several project milestones related to Grosser Mountain Wind (GMW) I, its first Pennsylvania wind project.
The company says it has entered into long-term wind development rights agreements covering 650 acres located in Dauphin County, Pa., located north of Harrisburg. Once the project is completed, WEA anticipates 20 MW, or more, of power generating capacity from GMW.
Collection of site-specific wind data will commence at GMW with the installation of a 60 meter NRG Systems met tower, which will transmit data back to EAPC Wind Energy via an Iridium satellite uplink.
Contracts for installation and monitoring of the wind data have been executed. While wind data is collected, additional important development milestones including, without limitation, interconnection engineering, turbine engineering and obtaining turbine debt financing, must be completed by WEA.
Accordingly, WEA cautions that project commissioning at the wind farm is not expected until at least the end of the company's 2012 fiscal year.
Through wholly owned subsidiaries, WEA owns developer's interests in three wind farms on Buffalo Ridge in southwest Minnesota. The farms contain 79 wind turbines totaling 53.46 MW. WEA has commissioned 2.8 MW of its 5.6 MW projects in Osceola County, Iowa, and Lincoln County, Minn.. It expects to commission the remaining 2.8 MW in the next few months.
SOURCE: Wind Energy America Inc.