Va. cooperative to get power from Pa. wind farm

AP News
Posted: Jan 04, 2010 11:33 AM

A wind farm in Pennsylvania that will provide power to Old Dominion Electric Cooperative has begun commercial operation.

The cooperative said Monday that it will receive 50 percent of the electricity generated by the 101-megawatt Armenia Mountain Wind Farm in north central Pennsylvania. Newark, Del.-based Delmarva Power will receive the remaining 50 percent.

AES Wind Generation owns and operates the 67-turbine wind farm.

ODEC President and CEO Jackson E. Reasor says the 15-year contract with AES is part of the cooperative's long-term plan to diversify its power supply portfolio.

ODEC supplies electricity to 11 electric distribution cooperatives in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.