We Energies submits application for wind project

RP news wires, Noria Corporation
Tags: energy management
We Energies filed a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity application Friday with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin for authorization to construct the Blue Sky Green Field Wind Project.

The proposed wind project will be located in the towns of Calumet and Marshfield in northeast Fond du Lac County. The wind project is being designed to generate up to 203 megawatts of electricity, enough energy to power approximately 45,000 residential homes. The project will consist of approximately 88 wind turbines with an installed cost of up to $346 million, which includes allowance for funds used during construction.

"We look forward to seeing this project through the regulatory process and beginning construction," said Andy Hesselbach, Blue Sky Green Field project manager. "In addition to providing our customers with needed generation, it is also a significant step toward meeting our renewable energy requirements for the years ahead."

The PSCW approval timeframe varies depending on the size and complexity of the project, but may take six months to a year. Because the actual construction and commercial operation dates are dependent on approval from the PSCW and the availability of turbine equipment, commercial operation is anticipated to begin in 2007 or 2008.

To learn more about the Blue Sky Green Field project, please visit http://www.we-energies.com/.


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