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BP Wind Energy has moved into full construction of the second phase of the Fowler Ridge Wind Farm in Benton County, Ind. Phase II of the project is expected to have a capacity of 200 MW and is expected to be online in the first quarter of 2010.

The Fowler Ridge II Wind Farm will utilize 133 GE SLE wind turbine generators, each with a rated capacity of 1.5 MW. The balance-of-plant contract for the 17,000-acre site has been awarded to Mortenson Construction of Minneapolis. The project is expected to employ about 400 people on-site during peak construction.

"Wind power is a key component of delivering a diverse and adequate energy supply and is one of America's most plentiful and important low-carbon resources," says John Graham, president of BP Wind Energy.

The power from the second phase of the project has been sold under four long-term contracts, each of which is for 50 MW. Three contracts have been signed with operating units of American Electric Power and one contract has been signed with Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana.

SOURCE: BP Wind Energy


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