The wholesale power wing of Southern Co. has amped up its utility-scale wind undertaking holdings once more.
Southern Power acquired its 15th wind energy undertaking. The 118-MW Glass Sands facility is situated in Murray County, Oklahoma, and was developed by Steelhead Americas, the North American growth arm of Vestas.
“We are proud to announce this new addition to our era portfolio,” stated Southern Power President Bill Grantham. “Glass Sands is a superb undertaking for Southern Power as we proceed to supply clear renewable power sources to fulfill the wants of our clients.”
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Atlanta-based Southern now owns 5 wind farms in Oklahoma. Glass Sands is anticipated to make the most of 28 wind generators manufactured by Vestas and obtain industrial operation by the fourth quarter.
Once operational, the electrical energy and related renewable power credit generated by the ability will likely be bought beneath an influence buy settlement with Amazon.
With the addition of Glass Sands, Southern Power’s wind portfolio consists of greater than 2,533 MW of wind era. Southern Power’s wind services are part of the corporate’s four,928-MW renewable fleet, which consists of 43 photo voltaic and wind services working or beneath development.
Earlier this 12 months, Southern Power acquired its 14th wind undertaking—the 300-MW Deuel Harvest Farm in South Dakota. Invenergy is developed that web site which achieved industrial operations in February.
Oklahoma is that nation’s second main wind power producer with greater than three,000 MW put in. AEP-owned utilities Public Service Co. of Oklahoma and SWEPCO are additionally buying main tasks coming on-line this 12 months and subsequent.
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POWERGEN International, which is going on Jan. 26-28 in Dallas, is searching for content material targeted on utility-scale wind tasks now and sooner or later. The POWERGEN Call for Speakers is now open for submitting session concepts.