Pennsylvania wind energy project

Commercial electricity production from a new central Pennsylvania wind energy project is on hold until sale of the wind farm is final.

Wind power Gamesa Project Development Director Greg Elko says some of the wind turbines at the Chestnut Flats Wind Farm have been tested since construction was completed on the Blair County project in December.

But Elko tells the Altoona Mirror that commercial production is now targeted for spring. He says the company formed to build the wind farm has signed an agreement to sell to an undisclosed buyer.

The wind farm is expected to generate enough electricity to power 11,000 homes.

Another wind farm built a few years ago by Gamesa on the border of Blair and Cambria counties was also sold after construction on that project was finished.