Friday, October 23, 2009

TVA to Purchase More Green Energy

TVA, looking outside the region to boost its renewable energy portfolio, said Thursday it will buy 450 megawatts of wind power capacity from the Great Plains.

The nation's largest public utility has signed 20-year power-purchase agreements with Maryland-based CPV Renewable Energy Co. and Chicago-based Invenergy Wind LLC for electricity generated by wind farms being built in McIntosh County, N.D., and Roberts County, S.D., respectively.

The added wind power should reach TVA's seven-state system in 2012, said Belinda Thornton, TVA's general manager of power and origination. It will be enough to supply 140,000 homes.

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