Wind turbines aren’t the first things you’d associate with BP, but the global energy giant is expanding its alternative energy operations. As the Citizens Voice reports, BP is constructing a 9,000-acre, 85-turbine wind project in Wyoming County:
BP Wind Energy pulled out all the stops Monday to announce that its 9,000-acre Mehoopany Wind Farm in Wyoming County has moved into full construction.
Although the project partnered with Sempra U.S. Gas & Power is slightly behind schedule of what was announced a year ago, John Graham, BP Wind Energy’s president and CEO, said what was going to happen by the end of the year “is good for everyone.”
“It’s good for us, our customers and the communities around them,” Graham said of the $250 million investment that has created 400 jobs to help get more than 85 windmills in the ground.
He noted that when the wind turbines are in place, there would be a continuing work force of around 15 to oversee their long-term maintenance.