In January 2024, bp announced plans to take ownership of Equinor’s 50% stake in the Beacon Wind US offshore wind projects, located in federal waters between Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and Long Island, New York. Beacon Wind 1 and 2 have the combined potential to deliver renewable energy to more than 2 million consumers in the northeastern US.
We currently operate nine onshore wind assets across six states — Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Pennsylvania and South Dakota. We own interest in a tenth wind asset in Hawaii. Together, our US wind farms generate enough renewable electricity to potentially power more than 540,000 homes a year.
bp Wind Energy’s largest onshore footprint is in Indiana, where we operate the Fowler Ridge 1, 2 and 3 wind farms. Spanning over 42,000 acres, these farms have 355 wind turbines which can produce roughly 600 MW per year – enough power to support about 195,000 homes annually.
bp Wind Energy’s headquarters is located in Houston along with a Remote Operations Center that centrally monitors all bp-operated wind farms 24 hours a day, seven days a week with colleagues in the field to enhance performance, reliability and safety.
Finally, the bp Wind Energy team continues to increase their partnership with ONYX Insight –an industry-leading predictive analytics provider and a wholly owned subsidiary of bp.
BPWE is the operating partner of the Cedar Creek 2 wind farm in Weld County. This 30,000-acre site has 122 turbines with a total capacity to generate over 248 MW of wind power. This would be enough electricity to power approximately 80,000 average homes for a year.
Situated on a 5,400-acre site on the island of Maui, the Auwahi wind farm uses eight wind turbines to generate 21 MW of electricity. Its output can power the equivalent of about 6,800 homes each year. BPWE is a non-operating partner of Auwahi.
BPWE owns and operates the Flat Ridge 1 and Flat Ridge 2 wind farms, both located west of Wichita. Spanning over 70,000 acres in Barber, Harper, Kingman and Sumner counties, these two farms have 314 turbines with the capacity to generate 514 MW of electricity, or enough to power about 167,000 average homes.
BPWE is the operating partner of Goshen North wind farm. Situated on about 11,000 acres in Bonneville County, just east of Idaho Falls, Goshen’s 83 wind turbines can generate up to 124.5 MW of electricity. This would be enough to power about 40,000 average homes annually.
In Benton County, BPWE operates the Fowler Ridge 1, 2 and 3 wind farms. Spanning over 42,000 acres, these farms have 355 wind turbines with 600 MW of total generating capacity, which can power about 195,000 homes for a year.
BPWE is the operating partner of Mehoopany wind farm. The 9,000-acre site in Wyoming County features 88 wind turbines with the capacity to generate 141 MW of power – which would be enough to provide electricity to about 45,000 average homes annually.
Situated on 7,500 acres in Hand County, Titan 1 wind farm is wholly owned and operated by BPWE. The farm has 10 turbines with the capacity to generate 25 MW of wind energy – which would be enough to power about 8,100 average homes annually.
BPWE's headquarters is located in Houston, along with a Remote Operations Center that centrally monitors all bp-operated wind farms – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – while working with colleagues in the field to enhance performance, reliability and safety.