The projects included in the transaction are; Majestic Wind Energy Center located in Carson County, Texas, Butler Ridge Wind Energy Center located in Dodge County, Wisconsin, and Wessington Springs Wind Energy Center located in Jerauld County, South Dakota. The three operating wind projects have a combined capacity of 184.5 megawatts.
Mitch Davidson, president and CEO of NextEra Energy Resources, said, "This acquisition furthers our clean energy leadership in North America and is consistent with our strategy to profitably grow our wind portfolio. All of these projects are located in markets with very strong wind regimes and utilize proven wind turbine technology. In addition, we are pleased that more than 80 percent of the total output from these three facilities is being sold under long-term contracts to creditworthy counterparties."
NextEra Energy Resources is the largest generator of wind power in North America. Today the company operates over 8,600 wind turbines at more than 70 wind farms projects located in 16 states and two Canadian provinces. In addition to its wind portfolio, NextEra Energy Resources is also the largest operator of solar power in the U.S., with 310 MW located in California’s Mojave Desert.
NextEra Energy Resources is a clean energy leader and one of the largest competitive energy suppliers in North America. A subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla.-based FPL Group (NYSE: FPL), NextEra Energy Resources is the largest generator in North America of renewable energy from the wind energy and sun energy.
It operates clean, emissions-free nuclear power generation facilities in New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin as part of the FPL Group nuclear fleet, which is the third largest in the U.S. FPL Group had 2008 revenues of more than $16 billion, approximately 39,000 megawatts of generating capacity, and more than 15,000 employees in 27 states and Canada. For more information, visit these Web sites: