Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) has reached a long-term purchase power agreement for 51 megawatts of wind energy from the Flat Ridge 2 South Wind Farm in Kansas.
AECC’s 51 MW of capacity is under construction. The Flat Ridge 2 South Wind Farm is part of a larger Flat Ridge 2 facility, currently sized at approximately 419 MW, with 368 MW purchased by other utilities.
The farm, funded by a partnership between BP and Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, is located on a 66,000-acre site approximately 40 miles southwest of Wichita, Kan. The wind farm represents a combined investment of more than $800 million and is expected to be in full commercial operation by year-end 2012.
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