TVA transmitting wind-powered electricitry
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority has started transmitting electricity from wind power in the first of seven Midwest wind contracts that may provide enough power for about 325,000 average-size homes.
TVA said in a statement yesterday it has started transmitting to its customers 300 megawatts of renewable wind power provided by Iberdrola Renewables Inc.’s Streator Cayuga Ridge wind park in Livingston County, Ill.
It is the first delivery from contracts TVA has signed to purchase up to 1,380 megawatts of renewable wind energy from the Midwest.
The statement said the Iberdrola Renewables deal is the largest of TVA’s wind power contracts.
TVA has about nine million consumers in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.
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