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Arlington, Va.-based AES Corp. has announced the start of commercial operation of the 170 MW Buffalo Gap 3 wind farm expansion near Abilene, Texas. This addition brings the Buffalo Gap wind farm to a total wind generation capacity of 524 MW.

Under a seven-year power purchase agreement, AES will sell all of the electricity Buffalo Gap 3 produces to Texas retail electric provider Direct Energy. Financial terms of the project were not disclosed.

"With the start of commercial operation of Buffalo Gap 3, AES is expanding one of the largest wind farms in Texas," says Marty Crotty, president of AES wind generation. "AES is committed to helping meet the growing demand for wind power as part of our corporate strategy to provide sustainable and affordable energy."

SOURCE: AES Corp.


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