in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

Residents of Lewis County, N.Y., recently celebrated the completion of the first phase of the Maple Ridge Wind Farm, owned by Portland, Ore.-based PPM Energy and Houston-headquartered Horizon Wind Energy.

The first phase of the wind farm, which includes the towns of Martinsburg, Lowville, Watson and Harrisburg, is 231 MW of capacity consisting of 140 1.65 MW Vestas turbines. Additional turbines under construction for phase two will bring the total to 195 turbines producing up to 320 MW - enough to power up to 160,000 homes, PPM Energy says. Once complete, the wind farm will prevent the annual emission of approximately 586,117 tons of carbon dioxide, 627 tons of nitrogen oxide and more than 812 tons of sulfur dioxide, which is equivalent to taking 105,000 cars off the road.

"The partnering of PPM Energy and Horizon Wind Energy to create the largest power plant built in New York this year has resulted in another bold stride forward for the Empire State," comments Peter R. Smith, president and chief executive officer of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, which supported the project through the Renewable Portfolio Standard Program. "The children of New York, some of whom participated in the dedication, will be the beneficiaries of this clean energy initiative."
   

IowaDeptEconDevel_id1863

Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Report Disputes U.S. Agency's Renewable Energy Projections

A new analysis from the Sun Day Campaign says renewables are slated to provide 16% of U.S. generating capacity by 2018 - over 20 years earlier than forecast by the Energy Information Administration.


Kansas Renewables Mandate Survives Yet Another Attack, But Is It Too Early To Celebrate?

Over the past three years, some legislators have tried to either weaken or repeal the state's renewable portfolio standard, which requires Kansas utilities to reach 20% renewables by 2020.


AWEA Highlights U.S. Wind Success Stories Of 2013

Despite a 92% drop in new capacity last year, the sector still has myriad reasons to celebrate, according to a new report from the American Wind Energy Association.


Feds List New Bird Species As Threatened - Should Wind Developers Be Worried?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is designating the lesser prairie-chicken as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. An expert explains how this might affect the wind industry.


Senate Committee Passes Bill With Two-Year PTC Extension

The Senate Finance Committee has voted on a tax extenders package, which includes both the production tax credit (PTC) and investment tax credit, and sent it to the floor.

UEA_id1896
Acciona_id1907
WomenofWind_id
JLG_id1900
bonfiglioli_id1913
AWEA_id1886