News Article - March 07, 2007

PHL makes wind energy buy  
The city's airport has agreed to purchase 13,000 megawatts of wind energy from Peco Energy Co. each year for the next five years. Philadelphia International Airport officials called the deal the biggest wind energy purchase of any airport in the United States. City officials said the purchase equates to the electricity consumption of more than 1,300 homes, the planting of 970,000 trees, or not driving more than 12 million miles. The purchase price was not released. The wind energy is generated at Peco's facility in Waymart in northeast Pennsylvania. The deal, which was announced Monday, qualifies the airport for the U.S Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership. The program assists organizations that demonstrate environmental leadership by choosing green power.


Source - AP