October 2001 - Community Energy, Inc. announced that three universities, a water company, and a supermarket chain together have subscribed three-fourths of the output of two Pennsylvania wind farms constructed to serve the state's competitive electricity market.
The two new wind farms in Mill Run and Somerset represent a combined 24 megawatts (MW) of power capacity and will generate approximately 63 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per year, enough energy to supply more than 8,000 average Pennsylvania homes.
Among the customers, the University of Pennsylvania has agreed to purchase 20 million kWh annually for three years, while Penn State University will purchase 13.2 million kWh for each of the next five years. Participating customers pay a premium of around 2¢/kWh for the wind energy.
News Release - University of Pennsylvania Announces Largest Wind Energy Purchase In The Nation - To Supply 5 Percent Of University's Annual Need
News Article - Somerset, Fayette counties home to largest wind power project in East
Community Energy Contact: Brent Alderfer (610) 254-9784