New wind turbines

ScottishPower’s US energy business, PPM Energy, has agreed to purchase 300MW worth of wind turbines from GE Energy.


ScottishPower’s US energy business, PPM Energy, has agreed to purchase 300MW worth of wind turbines from GE Energy for use in projects that are expected to be built during calendar 2006.



In August, PPM Energy completed construction ahead of schedule on its 75MW Klondike II Wind Power Plant near Wasco, OR. Portland General Electric (PGE) has a 30-year agreement with PPM Energy to purchase all of Klondike II’s wind capacity to serve PGE customers beginning in December 2005.



PPM Energy also expects to complete four other wind power projects this year – the 100MW Trimont project in Minnesota, the 150MW Elk River project in Kansas, the 150MW Shiloh project in California and the 198MW Maple Ridge project that PPM is building as a joint venture with a unit of Goldman Sachs.



PPM Energy controls about 830MW of wind energy currently operating in seven US states and has announced a total of 574MW of additional wind projects to be built in 2005. It now has around 1,400MW of wind energy under its control, well on target toward its goal of at least 2,300MW online by 2010.