Two new wind power plants in Pennsylvania have nearly tripled the wind power capacity in the eastern United States. The 9-MW Somerset project and the 15-MW Mill Run project together will produce enough electricity to power 8,200 homes.

More than three-quarters of the wind power from the projects has already been purchased, with most of it going to three universities, one water utility, and one business — University of Pennsylvania, Penn State University, Carnegie Mellon University, Philadelphia Suburban Water Corp., and Giant Eagle, Inc.

Publication date: 02/04/2002