BP ‘pulls plug on US wind project’

Energy giant BP has reportedly said it is withdrawing its application for a wind project in the US. The company was planning to develop the Cape Vincent wind farm in […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Energy giant BP has reportedly said it is withdrawing its application for a wind project in the US.

The company was planning to develop the Cape Vincent wind farm in northern New York with a total capacity of up to 285MW.

Reports claim the decision to pull the plug on the project follow years of controversy in the community as the majority of residents were against the plan.

Jason Ryan, a spokesperson for BP reportedly said in a statement: “BP Wind Energy is concluding the divestment of the remaining assets in its wind development portfolio and proceeding to terminate our position in the Cape Vincent, NY wind farm.”

Last year BP announced its intention to divest its wind energy development portfolio.