Delmarva Power announced today that it has filed a request with the
Delaware Public Service Commission to approve an amended agreement with
Synergics Eastern Wind Energy, LLC that moves the land-based wind farm
approximately 75 miles from western Maryland to central Pennsylvania,
sets the final project size at 38 megawatts and extends the delivery
date by six months to June 30, 2011. The price for the energy and
associated renewable energy credits will not change.
In October 2008, the PSC approved two, 20-year contracts between
Delmarva Power and Annapolis, Md.-based Synergics for wind energy and
renewable energy credits. This amendment involves the second Synergics
contract - Synergics Eastern - for a wind farm sized between 30 and 60
Synergics President Wayne Rogers said: "The shift in location allows us
to more quickly bring renewable energy to Delmarva Power's customers and
to create and retain jobs in our region." Synergics is expected to take
ownership of the 38 megawatt Chestnut Flats wind farm in Blair County,
Pa., upon completion of the construction which is slated for later this
year. The wind farm, which is being developed by Gamesa, will use Gamesa
G90 2.0MW wind turbines manufactured in Fairless Hills, Pa., a suburb of
Philadelphia. The turbine blades were also manufactured by Gamesa in its
western Pennsylvania facility.
"Gamesa is proud to have developed, constructed and supplied our wind
turbine technology to this project, which will provide green and clean
renewable energy to Delmarva Power's Delaware customers," said Jiddu
Tapia, Chief Development Officer for Gamesa.
Gary Stockbridge, President, Delmarva Power Region, said: "It is
important that we keep moving forward on our wind power commitments as
part of our renewable energy portfolio. These amendments 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 has the
following agreements for purchasing clean, renewable energy:
A 15-year contract with Arlington, Va.-based AES Wind Generation for
50 megawatts of land-based wind power from its Armenia Mountain
project in Troy, Pa. The Armenia Mountain project began providing
Delmarva Power with energy and renewable energy credits in November
A 20-year contract with Synergics for up to 40 megawatts of land-based
wind power from its Roth Rock project in Garrett County, Md. This
project has been providing energy and renewable energy credits to
Delmarva Power on a test energy basis since January 2011 and is
expected to go fully operational next month.
A 25-year contract with NRG-Bluewater for up to 200 megawatts of
offshore wind power from its planned project off the Delaware coast.
A 20-year contract with White Oak Solar Energy for up to 16,500
megawatt-hours in solar renewable energy credits generated by the 10
megawatt Dover SUN Park project located in Dover, Delaware. This
project is currently under construction and is scheduled to begin
producing energy and solar renewable energy credits this summer.
Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:
POM), provides safe and reliable energy to nearly 500,000 electric
delivery customers in Delaware and Maryland and over 123,000 natural gas
delivery customers in northern Delaware.