FPL adds more wind generation to portfolio

JUNO BEACH, FLORIDA - With growing support for clean and renewable wind energy and the need for new sources of power generation to meet increasing demand, the subsidiary of FPL Group, Inc. plans to add at least 2,000 megawatts of new wind generation to its portfolio in the 2007-08 and 1,500 to 2,000 megawatts per year from 2009-12, officials said.

The foundation of FPL Energy's growth plan is a pipeline of wind projects representing more than 14,000 megawatts in various stages of development and more than one million acres of land under its control across the U.S.

FPL Energy continues an active prospecting program designed to add significantly to its already robust pipeline.

In addition to its development pipeline, FPL Energy, through its subsidiaries, currently has more than 1,000 megawatts of new wind projects under construction in Texas, Colorado, Iowa and North Dakota; all are expected to reach commercial operation by the end of this year.

"With demand for energy continuing to increase, we believe wind power can have a positive impact on diversifying our energy supply and improving our environment," said Mitch Davidson, president of FPL Energy.


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