Wabash Valley Power has long been a leader in developing and incorporating alternative energy sources into our risk management plans. Today, we continue to diversify our power supply resources in a way that helps us keep rates stable no matter what the future holds.
Interest in solar energy continues to grow throughout our region. In response, the Wabash Valley Power board voted in 2016 to add 2.5 MW of solar energy to our generating portfolio. It’s another step into the future of alternative energy and a continuing diversification of our power supply capabilities.
WVPA’s wind portfolio will be increasing in 2018 with the addition of 25 MW at Meadowlake 5 and increasing again in 2019 with 75 MW from Meadowlake 6.*
*Wabash Valley Power supports renewable energy by owning landfill gas generation and purchasing the output of wind farms and biogas generators. Wabash Valley Power sells, separately, the environmental attributes associated with this generation to its members and third parties, and therefore does not claim the generation as renewable within our own supply portfolio.