Sunday, September 04, 2005

FPL Energy to Build N.D. Wind Farm

August 31, 2005 12:11 PM ET FPL Energy to Build N.D. Wind Farm

All Associated Press NewsJUNO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - FPL Energy LLC, the wholesale power unit of FPL Group Inc., on Wednesday said it received approval to build a third wind farm in North Dakota capable of generating 49.5 megawatts.

The company said it will begin building the Wilton Wind Energy Center immediately and will sell the generated electricity to Basin Electric Power Cooperative under a long-term contract. Terms of that contract were not disclosed in a press release.

FPL Energy said it expects to complete the project by year-end, which will include enough wind turbines to generate electricity for nearly 15,000 homes.