TVA adding wind energy in deal with Kansas farm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Valley Authority has agreed to buy wind-generated power from a planned 111-turbine operation in Kansas, on top of earlier announced contracts for Midwest wind to possibly power hundreds of thousands of homes.
TVA has agreed to buy up to 201 megawatts of renewable energy from the wind farm in Elk County, Kan.
A statement Thursday said the 20-year agreement with Caney River Wind Project LLC will deliver wind power to TVA from a facility to be built across some 14,000 acres. Generation is expected to begin in 2012.
A TVA spokesman said the financial arrangements are "competitive information" and are not being released.
The utility has already started transmitting electricity from other Midwest wind contracts.
TVA has about 9 million consumers in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.
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