Bear Creek Wind Power Project

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Bear Creek Wind Power Project
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Bear Creek Wind Power Project is located in Pennsylvania
Bear Creek Wind Power Project
Location of the Bear Creek Wind Power Project in Pennsylvania
Country United States
Location Atlantic County Utilities A
Coordinates 41°14′17.235″N 75°44′44.487″W / 41.23812083°N 75.74569083°W / 41.23812083; -75.74569083Coordinates: 41°14′17.235″N 75°44′44.487″W / 41.23812083°N 75.74569083°W / 41.23812083; -75.74569083
Status Operational
Commission date March 2005
Owner(s)

Wind Park Jersey
Member LLC (entity of Infigen Energy - 59.3%)

CH Community Wind Energy LLC (40.7%)
Wind farm
Type onshore
Power generation
Units operational 12 x 2 MW
Make and model Gamesa
Nameplate capacity 24 MW
Annual net output 61.4 GWh

The Bear Creek Wind Power Project is a wind farm located in Bear Creek Township near Wilkes-Barre in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA, with twelve Gamesa 2.0 MW wind turbines that began commercial operation in March 2006.[1] The wind farm has a combined total nameplate capacity of 24 MW, producing about 61.4 gigawatt-hours of electricity annually.[1] Bear Creek usually operates at roughly a 30% capacity factor until the winter months when winds are stronger and it runs near 70 percent capacity.[2]

The wind energy facility is located in the Poconos region of Northeastern Pennsylvania, less than 10 miles southeast of Wilkes-Barre near the village of Bear Creek. Construction of the wind farm was made possible by commitments from PPL Energy Plus to purchase the output of the project and leading wind energy customers such as the University of Pennsylvania and PEPCO Energy Services.[1]

The wind farm is visible while heading south on the Pennsylvania Turnpike's Northeast Extension.


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  1. ^ a b c "Wind Farms in Pennsylvania". Pa Wind Working Group. Archived from the original on 30 January 2010. Retrieved 1 March 2010. 
  2. ^ CHRISTMAN, AMANDA (December 28, 2009). "Bear Creek offers example for municipalities considering wind farms". The Standard Speaker. Retrieved 3 March 2010.