Wholesale energy provider Southern Power has acquired its 13th wind project, the 56-megawatt Beech Ridge II Wind Facility in Greenbrier County, W.Va. The seller was Invenergy, the project’s developer.
“This project marks Southern Power's first renewable asset in the mid-Atlantic region, and it is an important step in the continued growth of Southern Power's wind portfolio,” said Mark Lantrip, CEO of Southern Power.
According to Southern Power, GE Renewable Energy supplied the 20 wind turbines for the Ridge II facility.
Southern Power was one of the first energy companies in the United States to set a long-term goal of low- to no-carbon operations by 2050. The Beech Ridge II project brings the company’s wind portfolio to more than 2,100 megawatts of wind generation. Southern Power's wind facilities are a part of the company's 4,510-megawatt renewable fleet, which consists of 41 solar and wind facilities operating or under construction.
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