Power company wants state approval for agreement with Synergics Eastern Wind Energy to move land-based wind farm from western Maryland to central Pennsylvania.
The agreement moves the wind farm about 75 miles, and company officials say it will allow the wind power supply to start sooner. Synergics is expected to take ownership of the new Chestnut Flats wind farm is located in Blair County, Pennsylvania later this year.
In 2008, the Delaware Public Service Commission approved a 20-year contract between Synergics and Delmarva Power fo wind energy and renewable energy credits.
Delmarva Power Region President Gary Stockbridge issued a statement following the request for approval, “It is important that we keep moving forward on our wind power committments as part of our renewable energy portfolio. These ammendments will enable us to do just that while supporting regional manufacturing and construction jobs at the same time.”
In addition to the Chestnut Flats project, Delmarva Power also has agreements for 50 megawatts of land-based wind power in Troy, Pennsyvania; a 40 MW project in Garrett County, Maryland; a 200 MW agreement for off-shore wind power with NRG-Bluewater off the Delaware coast; and an agreement for up to 16,500 megawatt hours in solar renewable energy credits in Dover.