FPL Energy is to build, own and operate the largest wind farm in Wyoming. The farm itself will be comprised of 80 1.8MW wind turbines at a site in Uinta County, 10 miles Northeast of Evanston in southwestern Wyoming.
The turbines will have a generating capacity of 144MW, providing enough electricity to power more than 43,000 homes.
The company said the output from the facility is fully contracted on a long-term basis. Construction of the project will begin later this year and is expected to be completed by the end of 2003.
In addition, FPL Energy is to expand its High Winds Energy Center located in Solano County, CA by 16MW, bringing the total capacity of the facility to 162MW. The output from the High Winds Energy Center will be sold to PPM Energy under a long-term contract.
Construction of the additional 16MW will begin later this summer and will be completed by the end of 2003.
With the addition of the Wyoming project and the High Winds expansion, FPL Energy has announced wind projects representing more than 835MW that are expected to be operational by the end of 2003.