in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

BP Wind Energy has begun construction on the first phase of the Titan Wind Farm in Hand County, S.D. The first phase of the project is expected to have a capacity of 25 MW.

Located on a 7,500-acre site, the Titan I Wind Farm will utilize 10 Clipper C89 wind turbines, each with a rated capacity of 2.5 MW. The project will employ up to 175 workers during peak construction and is expected to be in commercial operation in the first quarter of 2010. The balance-of-plant contract has been awarded to Mortenson Construction.

The power from the Titan I Wind Farm has been sold to NorthWestern Energy under a long-term power purchase agreement. It represents phase one of a much larger project. If built out to its full capacity, the Titan Wind Farm has the potential to be the largest wind development in the world at 5,050 MW.

"Large wind farms such as Titan are the long-term future of the wind energy business, but to deliver on this opportunity, we have to address the transmission challenges," says John Graham, president of BP Wind Energy. "The solution will require new thinking, outside of traditional approaches, from the developers, utilities, local and state governments, and many others."

BP and Clipper Windpower are joint development partners for the remaining 5,025 MW of the Titan Wind Farm, which is expected to be built in multiple phases.

SOURCE: BP Wind Energy


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Wind Energy Dominates New U.S. Power In October

Data from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission shows that wind power accounted for over two-thirds of the country's new electricity generating capacity in last month.


Are Fitch Ratings' Claims About Wind Farm Underperformance Unfounded?

A recent report from Fitch Ratings suggests that wind farms underperform due to an overestimation of wind resources, but AWS Truepower says the analysis misses the mark.


SunEdison Buying First Wind In $2.4 Billion Deal

Global solar company SunEdison and its yeildco have announced an agreement to buy the Boston-based developer, a major player in the U.S. wind industry.


U.S., China Reach Ambitious Climate Change Accord

The agreement between the global superpowers leans heavily on the deployment of renewable energy, such as wind and solar.


What The Midterm Elections Mean For The U.S. Wind Industry

Both chambers of Congress are now under Republican control for the first time since 2006. How will wind energy fare?

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
Renewable NRG_id1934