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Florence Utilities doubles its wind power with cost-effective new resource

Bishop Hill III Wind Energy Center now online

When customers of Florence Utilities flip on a light switch or plug in a device, they now receive more than twice as much of their electricity from wind power. The additional renewable energy is generated at the new Bishop Hill III Wind Energy Center.

“Not only are we adding more renewable energy to our power supply portfolio with Bishop Hill III,” said Bob Friberg, “we are doing so cost effectively.”

The utility’s wholesale power supplier, WPPI Energy, entered into a power purchase agreement with Invenergy last summer to buy electricity from the 132-megawatt facility located in Henry County, Illinois. Florence Utilities is a member-owner of WPPI Energy.

For the full story see this week’s issue of The Florence Mining News.