Thursday, July 10, 2008

The answer is blowin' in the wind

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative, of which Shenandoah Valley Electric Co-op is a member, has announced that it signed a long term contract to purchase wind generated power from AES's wind energy project in central Pennsylvania. With wind energy farms on the horizon for Highland Co., Shenandoah Co., and other western Virginia locations this deal could signal commercial viability of this renewable resource. While there are some environmental concerns - mostly issues with bats and migratory birds - wind energy has to be part of a clean and renewable energy future. 
The co-op also plans to purchase power from the Hydro FS hydroelectric project in Alleghany County, Virginia.
This is certainly worth crowing about! Two clucks for ODEC!!
Peck, Peck.

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