Wind Installation in Campbell County Will Provide Enough Renewable Power to Serve 25,000 South Dakota Households
CON EDISON DEVELOPMENT CONTINUES TO BUILD ITS WIND POWER PORTFOLIO
POLLOCK, SD – July 13, 2015: Consolidated Edison Development, a New York State-based developer and operator of large-scale renewable energy projects, recently completed an agreement with Campbell County Wind Farm Holdings to acquire, construct and operate a wind power project on property owned by a group of local farmers in Pollock, South Dakota. The 95 MW (AC) wind farm, currently under construction, consists of 55 1.7MW GE wind turbines. The wind farm will soon provide enough electricity to power approximately 25,000 homes, a significant portion of the region, for a year.
The project, which will generate approximately 400,000 MWh of power annually, is scheduled to be operational by the end of this year. Electricity generated from the facility is contracted to the Basin Electric Power Cooperative under a 30- year power purchase agreement. The wind farm is interconnected with the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) transmission system.
“We’re pleased to begin construction on the Campbell County site, which will provide enough electricity to power a significant portion of the region’s energy usage,” said Mark Noyes, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Con Edison Development. “Con Edison Development is happy to be working with the local community and looks forward to a continued relationship with the Basin Electric Power Cooperative and WAPA. Con Edison Development is continuing its leadership in the development of our country’s renewable capabilities.”
About Consolidated Edison Development
Con Edison Development (CED) develops, owns and operates renewable and energy infrastructure projects. The company is one of the largest owners and operators of solar projects in North America. CED is focusing on renewable energy and gas assets as part of an overall corporate goal of responsible environmental stewardship. Through its deep resources and trusted relationships with a range of energy related companies, CED has successfully developed, and owns and operates facilities generating more than 650 MW of renewable power across California, Arizona, Nevada, Texas, Nebraska, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Rhode Island. Con Edison Development is an unregulated subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE: ED), the nation’s oldest and one of the largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $12 billion in annual revenues and $42 billion in assets. More information can be obtained by calling 914-993 2185. You can also visit the Consolidated Edison, Inc. website at www.conedison.com.