March 2001 - A consortium of companies and organizations announced that they will partner to build a 15-megawatt (MW) wind energy project in Fayette County, Pennsylvania that will provide a new source of green power to the state's competitive electricity market. The Mill Run Wind Project will be built by Atlantic Renewable Energy Corporation and marketed to retail customers by Community Energy, Inc.
The Mill Run project is the second, large commercial wind project to be constructed for Pennsylvania's competitive power market — Green Mountain Energy Company dedicated a 10.4-MW project last spring. The new project will be partially funded by ratepayers through the Sustainable Development Fund, which was created in the 1998 PECO restructuring settlement and expanded in the recent Unicom-PECO merger order.
News Release - Largest Wind Farm in Eastern U.S. to be Built in Fayette County; Public-Private Partnership to Create Enough Green Energy to Power 5700 Homes - No longer at calpine.com
News Article - 'Wind farm' to generate electricity, and could ease concerns - No longer online at philly.com
News Article - Wind farm to sprout in Fayette