- Associated Press - Thursday, June 2, 2016

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - Appalachian Power says it’s adding more wind power to its energy portfolio.

The company said Thursday that it has reached a 20-year deal to purchase 120 megawatts of new wind generation from a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources LLC.

Appalachian Power says the energy will come from a wind farm in Indiana that will be owned and operated by NextEra.

The new agreement will bring Appalachian Power’s total wind generation to 495 megawatts. The company says it expect the new power to be available to company by 2018.

The company serves 1 million residents and businesses in Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee.

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