The renewable energy portfolio of the Lansing Board of Water and Light (BWL) of Michigan will soon include wind energy. The utility has signed a power purchase agreement with Exelon Wind to buy the electricity generated by eight wind turbines located in Gratiot County, Michigan. Each turbine has a nameplate capacity of 2.4 megawatts (MW) and the entire installation is expected to generate approximately 60,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) annually. With the new addition, BWL will now generate 6% of its electricity from renewable resources including hydroelectric, solar, hydrogen fuel cells, biomass, and landfill gas-to-energy.
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Lansing Board of Water & Light to Bring First Wind Energy-generated Electricity to Customers in 2014