ABB_id2059
in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

Madison, Wis.-based WindConnect, a trademark of Alliant Energy Corp. subsidiary RMT Inc., has been awarded the balance of plant (BOP) construction work for the second phase of the Locust Ridge Wind Farm in Schuylkill County, Pa. When complete, Locust Ridge II is expected to produce 102 MW of energy.

The Locust Ridge II Wind Farm is composed of 51 Gamesa G-83 2 MW wind turbines. WindConnect is providing construction of the civil and electrical services for the site, including building the substation, collector system and access roads to wind turbine locations; upgrading and improving existing mine roads; and constructing crane pads, crane paths, wind turbine erection, tower foundations and associated civil infrastructure. The wind farm is expected to be operational by December.

The Locust Ridge II Wind Farm is owned by Iberdrola Renewable Energies USA, a division of the Madrid, Spain-based utility. Iberdrola also owns neighboring Locust Ridge I, which was constructed by WindConnect in 2005-2006, and represents Iberdrola’s first wind project in the U.S. The combined Locust Ridge I and II wind farms will deliver 128 MW to the PPL Corp. system.

SOURCE: RMT Inc.

IOWA Economic Development id2073

Trachte_id2056
Latest Top Stories

More Investors Entering Tax Equity Market; Returns Holding Steady

The entry of new tax equity investors to the wind space last year re-ignited an old debate.


Report: Top 10 Turbine OEMs Had Record Year In 2014

Preliminary findings suggest Vestas reigned supreme again among the world's leading wind turbine makers. How did some of the other OEMs fare?


AWEA's Gramlich To FERC: Additional Transmission Needed Regardless Of Clean Power Plan

To further build a more balanced and reliable electricity portfolio, the U.S. needs to build more transmission capacity.


Getting A Grip On Grinding Gearboxes: Why Such Events Need Not Be Showstoppers

Despite advances in gearbox reliability - namely, from condition monitoring systems and greater design standardization - challenges remain.


How Wind Energy Can Meet EPA Clean Power Plan Requirements

According to the American Wind Energy Association, wind power is a cost-effective solution for complying with the environmental effort.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015