New Jersey Agencies Buy 11 Megawatts of Wind Power

October 03, 2003

Nearly 180 public agencies in New Jersey have banded together to buy 11 MW of wind power from Pepco Energy Services. Starting in July, Rutgers University, the New Jersey Highway Authority, New Jersey Transit, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, and others began drawing on wind energy for half of the electricity they use. Starting in December, Pepco expects to draw on a new 20-MW wind farm in Pennsylvania for its wind power supply. Called the Bear Creek Wind Energy Project, the new facility is currently under development by Community Energy, Inc. in Wayne, Pennsylvania, and PPL Corporation in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Source: August 13, 2003 issue of EERE Network News.