FPL Energy Announces Startup of Wisconsin's Largest Wind Energy Facility
June 25, 2001

FPL Energy, LLC, a subsidiary of FPL Group , today announced it has initiated full operation of the 30-megawatt Montfort Wind Farm, the largest wind-generating facility in Wisconsin. Electricity generated at the facility, located in the Iowa County town of Eden, is being sold under multi-year contracts to Wisconsin Electric- Wisconsin Gas, a subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corporation , and Alliant Energy-Wisconsin Power and Light .

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Generating enough electricity to power 10,500 Wisconsin homes, the wind facility consists of twenty 1.5-megawatt Enron wind turbines atop 215-foot towers outfitted with 110-foot blades.

"We couldn't have asked for a better reception. The Montfort project was textbook perfect from start to finish. From clean, efficient energy to an improved tax base and totally compatible land use, it has been an excellent demonstration of the mutual benefits to be realized when communities actively partner with project developers," said Lew Hay, FPL Group president and CEO.

As the nation's largest generator of wind power, FPL Energy operates wind facilities exceeding 1,000 megawatts of capacity in Iowa, Texas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Oregon and California, and has a net ownership of approximately 600 megawatts. The company also has four wind projects under construction that will add nearly 850 additional megawatts to its portfolio by the end of 2001.

FPL Energy is a leading independent producer of clean energy, including natural gas, wind, solar and hydroelectric. It owns and operates power plants with more than 4,300 total net megawatts in 13 states across the country. New projects the company has announced will add nearly 6,000 megawatts of capacity to its portfolio by the end of 2003, and most of the projects are already under construction.

FPL Group, with annual revenues of more than $7 billion, is one of the nation's largest providers of electricity-related services. FPL Group's principal subsidiary is Florida Power & Light Company, one of the nation's largest electric utilities, serving more than seven million people in Florida. Additional information is available on the Internet at http://www.fplenergy.com/, http://www.fplgroup.com/ and http://www.fpl.com/.


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