Mehoopany Wind Project

Under separate purchased power agreements (PPAs), Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative Inc. (SMECO), a customer-owned electric utility based in Hughesville, MD, and Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC), a Glen Allen, VA-based cooperative that supplies wholesale power to 11 member distribution cooperatives in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, have agreed to purchase energy and associated environmental attributes for the next 20 years from the Mehoopany Wind Farm in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania. The project, to be constructed, owned, and operated by BP Wind Energy, is slated to have a nameplate capacity of 144 MWs. The facility is expected to achieve commercial operations in late 2012. SMECO has contracted to purchase 30 MWs or about 21% of the facility’s output, while ODEC will purchase 75 MWs or 52% of the energy.