Constellation buys Maryland wind project

AP News
Posted: Nov 30, 2009 2:05 PM

Power company Constellation Energy said Monday that it will buy and develop a $140 million wind project in Maryland from Clipper Windpower, one of several clean energy initiatives that Constellation is planning for the state.

The 70-megawatt Criterion wind project in Garrett County will generate enough electricity to power 23,000 households a year. Commercial operation at the plant is expected next fall.

The $140 million includes 28 of Clipper's 2.5 megawatt Liberty wind turbines and project costs.

The project has a 20-year agreement with Old Dominion Electric Cooperative to sell power and renewable energy credits produced by the wind facility.

Old Dominion is a not-for-profit power provider serving public electric cooperatives in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia.