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Wind energy

Renewable power delivered efficiently

The blades of a wind turbine at Fowler Ridge Wind Farm
Our US wind energy business provides renewable power while deploying new technology to deliver that energy more efficiently. Together, our US wind farms generate enough renewable electricity to power more than half a million homes a year.

Generating energy from onshore wind

Onshore wind is a part of bp’s renewables & power business – one of our five transition growth engines. 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.

A snapshot of bp’s US wind investment

  • 1.7 GW gross onshore wind generating capacity
  • Can produce enough energy to power around 540,000 homes
  • 9 onshore wind assets across six states
A map of bp's wind energy locations

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Offshore wind

In January 2024, bp and Equinor announced an agreement to restructure the ownership of their joint US offshore wind projects. As of April 4, 2024, bp is now 100% owner of the Beacon Wind 1 and 2 projects located in federal waters between Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and Long Island, New York as well as the entity that owns the Astoria Gateway for Renewable Energy site.

 

Equinor has taken 100% ownership of the Empire Wind 1 and 2 projects located 15-30 miles southeast of Long Island. Subject to certain conditions, Equinor will also take over bp’s 50% share of the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT) lease.  

Wind turbine from aerial view

Explore our wind operations across the US

Six horses of different colors standing in a yellow grassy field with wind turbines in the distant background

Colorado

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.

Hawaii

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.

Cow and wind turbine, Kansas

Kansas

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.

Idaho

Idaho

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.

Wind turbines

Indiana

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.

Wind turbine

Pennsylvania

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.

Wind turbine

South Dakota

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.

Texas

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.