Wind Power in Pennsylvania accounts for over one third of the renewable energy production of Pennsylvania. There are currently over 1300 megawatts of wind power generation installed in Pennsylvania on 26 wind farms which power nearly 350,000 Pennsylvanian homes.
1) RES (Kings Langley, UK)
Renewable Energy Systems Ltd. is a large global renewable energy company that takes part in the development, engineering, construction and operation of onshore and offshore wind farms, as well as solar farms. It also specializes in storage and electricity transmission and distribution. The company has a global project portfolio of 22 GW. Together with EverPower, it developed the second largest wind park in Pennsylvania called Twin Ridges Wind. The 139.4MW wind park with 68 turbines is located in Somerset, Pennsylvania.
2) BP (London, UK)
The internationally active British mineral oil company BP also operates onshore wind farms as well as solar parks. Operating nine onshore wind farms across six states with a capacity of about 1,679MW, the company is a key wind energy producer in the United States. The company owns the Mehoopany wind farm in Wyoming, Pennsylvania that has been operational since December 2012. The 140.8MW wind farm is currently the largest wind facility ever built in the state of Pennsylvania, utilizing 88 turbines.
3) AES Corporation (Virginia, US)
The AES Corporation is an American Fortune 500 company that operates globally. As an Independent Power Producer, it generates and distributes electrical power. It develops renewable energy supply from solar, wind and energy storage. Together with RES, it developed the Armenia Mountain wind park in Pennsylvania. The wind park with a capacity of 100.5MW and 67 turbines is one of the largest in the state and began commercial operation in January 2010.
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